Property and Evidence

The Evidence Unit provides a safe and secure environment for storing evidence and property for varied lengths of time depending on the reason it was brought in. A few duties of the Evidence Unit include, but are not limited to:

  • Controlling and maintaining the chain of custody on all items seized as evidence, found property, recovered stolen property and items surrendered by court order
  • Disposing of illegal firearms, unclaimed property and controlled substances destruction
  • Maintaining over 50,000 pieces of property
  • Responding to Crime Scenes to assist in evidence collection and crime scene photography

The public may retrieve property from the Evidence Unit by appointment.

Appointments are available Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm.

Please contact the Evidence Unit to schedule an appointment.

Please have a case number and/or name and birthdate available.

A Photo ID will need to be presented at time of pickup. 

Property Request Form

You can seek the return of property by completing this form. The review process can take up to five business days. Complete and accurate information will expedite the process. Please print legibly. You may be asked to provide proof of ownership. You will be contacted during regular business hours once a decision has been made regarding the release of property. Property that is authorized for release will be done by appointment only during business hours.

If the property taken is contraband or illegal to possess, it will be destroyed.

The return of firearms is controlled by RCW Chapter 9.41, which prohibits possession of firearms by convicted felons, persons convicted of domestic violence offenses, persons subject to certain court orders, and persons with pending criminal cases. Firearms will not be returned to persons who are federally prohibited except by court order.

Property Request Form(DOCX, 54KB)   

Owner Authorization to Release Property

This form must be notarized.  

Owner Authorization to Release Property(DOCX, 54KB)