Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. If you cannot claim your property during these hours,
arrangements can be made by calling the Property Officer at
All property seized, recovered, found or otherwise taken into
custody by the Police Division is secured and held in storage under
the supervision of the Property Officer. Following is a list of
items frequently inquired about and procedures followed in their
return or disposal.
Found Property - Known Owner
If the owner is known and the property can be released, the
Property Officer will send a letter to the last known address
notifying him/her of such. If the owner fails to claim the property
within thirty (30) days of the notification, the property will be
destroyed or sold at auction as appropriate.
Found Property - Unknown Owner
If the owner is unknown, the finder can claim the property after
30 days. To claim the property, the finder must request the property
in person or in writing. After 30 days the finder is sent a letter
notifying them to pick up the property. If the finder fails to, the
property will be destroyed or sold at auction as appropriate.
These items can be viewed/bought at propertyroom.com.
Property Held For Prosecution
In cases where property is being held for prosecution, it
generally takes at least three months before a case is disposed of
and the property can be released. There is also a 30-day appeal
period in which the property must be held after the date of court
disposition. At the time a disposition is received from the court, a
letter will be sent to the owner of the property and they will have
30 days to pick up the property or it will be destroyed or
Guns no longer needed for evidence and that have been used in the
commission of the crime will be destroyed. The gun will be destroyed
60 days after receiving notice of a court disposition of the case.
If the owner wants his gun returned, he must obtain a court order to
have the gun released to him. If a request is made by the owner for
the return of the gun, the owner has 30 days to obtain a court order
to have a gun returned. Guns held by the Police Division because of
domestic or mental situations will be destroyed if used in a
threatening manner. These cases will be dealt with on an individual
basis. Guns used in a suicide can be returned to the family of the