Property and Evidence

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For evidence release or information, call (442) 265-2105

All property and evidence items are retained by the Scientific Investigations Unit.

If you have items that have been retained for an investigation, processing or safekeeping, contact the SIU to check on the status or possible release. Evidence is released by appointment only.  To book an appointment to receive evidence, please follow the link below and begin the reservation process:
Property and Evidence Release Appointments

Guns that have been retained for safekeeping or as evidence may not be released without a California Law Enforcement Gun Release (LEGR) document. The LEGR may be downloaded below, then sent to the California Department of Justice with the appropriate fees.

Once an eligibilty letter is received, you will have 30 days to bring your letter to the Sheriff’s Office. Once you bring in your letter, the SIU staff will check your eligibility to receive your weapon. If you are eligible, the weapon will be released to you minus any ammunition. No ammunition will be released.

DOJ Law Enforcement Gun Release Application

California Gun Laws

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