Anyone searching for archaeological objects must have the permission of the landowner. By law archaeological objects, apart from Treasure, belong to the landowner.
- Have a written 'finds agreement' with anyone wishing to search on your land, especially regarding ownership of the finds.
- Get any necessary permissions in writing before allowing detecting on your land; such as on that which is part of an agri-environment scheme or on protected sites.
- Ask to see all finds and ask that all archaeological finds are recorded with the Suffolk Finds Recording Team at the Archaeological Service.
- Consider donating important finds to a local museum to benefit the local community, or giving them first refusal on objects offered for sale.
- Report any illegal activity to the police via 101 or 999.
Explore the National Guidance
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