Article 225. Ownerless Things

1. A thing is ownerless which has no owner or whose owner is unknown, or a thing from which the owner has refused ownership. 2. If this is not excluded by the rules of this Code on the acquisition of the right of ownership of things that the owner refused (article 226), on the find (articles 227 and 228), on stray animals (articles 230 and 231) and treasure (article 233), Ownership of ownerless movables can be acquired by acquisitive prescription. 3. Ownerless immovables shall be registered by the body that carries out state registration of the right to immovable property, upon the application of the local government body in whose territory they are located. After one year from the date of the registration of the ownerless immovable, the body authorized to manage the municipal property may apply to the court for recognition of the right of municipal ownership of this thing. An ownerless immovable thing not recognized by a court decision entered into municipal ownership may be re-taken into possession, use and disposal of the owner who left it or acquired into ownership due to acquisitive prescription.

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References to other articles of chapter 14. Acquisition of title:
Article 218. Grounds for the acquisition of property rights.
Article 219. The emergence of ownership of the newly created real estate.
Article 220. Recycling.
Article 221. Appeal to the property of the public to collect things.
Article 222. Unauthorized construction.
Article 223. The moment of occurrence of the right of ownership of the acquirer under the contract.
Article 224. Transfer of things.
Article 226. Movable things that the owner refused.
Article 227. Find.
Article 228. The acquisition of ownership of the find.
Article 229. Reimbursement of expenses related to the discovery and reward to the finder of the thing.
Article 230. Stray animals.
Article 231. Acquisition of ownership rights to stray animals.
Article 232. Reimbursement of expenses for the maintenance of neglected animals and remuneration for them.
Article 233. Treasure.
Article 234. Acquisition of prescription.