Lost and Found Information System using PHP and MySQL DB Source Code Free Download


This project is entitled Lost and Found Information System. It is a web-based application that provides an online platform for individuals to post lost and found items. The project was mainly developed using PHP and MySQL Database. It has a pleasant user interface using Bootstrap v5 Framework and NiceAdmin Template. It contains multiple user-friendly features and functionalities.

How does the Lost and Found Information System work?

This Lost and Found Information System is a simple web application project that is composed of 2 modules which are the Public and Managemen sites.

The Management Site is accessible to the organization or the system management only. This site requires the users to log in with their valid system credentials in order to gain access to features and functionalities. It has 2 types of user roles which are the Administrators and Staff users. The Administrators have the privilege to access and manage all the system data/information such as the list of system users, categories, items, and system information while the Staff has limited permission only. The system allows also the management to update some of the public site page content dynamically using the management site front-end.

On the Public Site, visitors are allowed to explore the published and unclaimed items found and posted to this site. They can also explore the different page content of the site and send a message for some inquiries and or any concerns. On the posted Item list, visitors can filter the item to view by category.

Features and Functionalities

This Lost and Found Information System contains the following features and functionalities:


  • Login and Logout
  • Dashboard
    • List Summary
    • Image Slider
  • Category Management
    • Add New Category
    • List All Categories
    • View Category Details
    • Update Category Details
    • Delete Category
  • Item Management
    • Add New Item
    • List All Items
    • View Item Details
    • Update Item Details
    • Delete Item
  • User Management
    • Add New User
    • List All Users
    • Update User Details
    • Delete User
  • Messages Management
    • List All Messages/Inquiries
    • Read Message Details
    • Delete Message
  • Page Management
    • Home Page Content
    • "About Us" Content
  • Update Contact Information
  • Update Account Details
  • Update System Information

Public Site

  • Home Page
  • List All Published Lost and Found Items
  • Filter Lost and Found Item List by Category
  • Post an Item that has been found (subject to approval)
  • "About Us" Page
  • Contact Information Page
  • Send Message


I developed this project using the following technologies:

  • VS Code Editor
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • MySQL Database
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Ajax Requests
  • Bootstrap Framework and Icons
  • NiceAdmin Template


Here are some of the system pages snapshots:

Lost and Found Items

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

Filtered Lost and Found Items

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

Item Details

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

Post Found Item Form

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

Management Dashboard

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

Item List in Management Site

Lost and Found Information System in PHP and MySQL Database

The Lost in Found Information System project complete source code zip file is available on this website and it is free to download. The download button is located below this article's content. Feel free to download and modify the source code the way you wanted.

How to Run?


  • Download and Install any local web server such as XAMPP.
  • Download the provided source code zip file. (download button is located below)

System Installation/Setup

  1. Enable the GD Library in your php.ini file.
  2. Open your XAMPP Control Panel and start Apache and MySQL.
  3. Extract the downloaded source code zip file.
  4. Copy the extracted source code folder and paste it into the XAMPP's "htdocs" directory.
  5. Browse the PHPMyAdmin in a browser. i.e. http://localhost/phpmyadmin
  6. Create a new database named lfis_db.
  7. Import the provided SQL file. The file is known as lfis_db.sql located inside the database folder.
  8. Browse the Lost and Found Information System in a browser. i.e. http://localhost/php-lfis/.

Default Admin Access

Username: admin
Password: sourcecodester&123


That's it! I hope this Lost and Found Information System using PHP and MySQL DB Source Code will help you with what you are looking for and that you'll find something useful for your current and future PHP Projects.

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Submitted byAbubakar Ruwa (not verified)on Thu, 06/08/2023 - 18:35

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator at [email protected] to inform them of the time this error occurred, and the actions you performed just before this error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log. Apache/2.4.54 (Win64) PHP/8.0.26 mod_fcgid/2.3.10-dev Server at localhost Port 80
Submitted byJhay whyte (not verified)on Mon, 08/14/2023 - 23:09

I have login to the admin part but it is not working anymore with the same details I used first
Submitted byAristide (not verified)on Sun, 08/20/2023 - 19:17

I had difficulties when I wish to login because of the password you used and I wish if possible, to give me the password you used to login into the system. Thanks
Submitted byhaji makame (not verified)on Sat, 02/17/2024 - 01:10

i need data flow diagram of this system
Submitted byEnow Esame (not verified)on Tue, 03/05/2024 - 22:18

How do I remove the developed by Oretnom23?
Submitted byTiongYS (not verified)on Fri, 04/05/2024 - 20:29

Able to help? I am unable to access to the website. It state 404 error.

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