The Mission of the Property and Evidence Section is to accept, catalog, safeguard, store, and produce evidence as required for court, as well as return to owner or otherwise legally dispose of property and evidence received into the custody of the Palmetto Police Department. The Section’s main facility is a secure warehouse, which houses over 5,000 items.

All property coming into and leaving Property and Evidence is subject to strict chain of custody constraints. Property that can be legally returned to its rightful owner is done so in accordance with Florida Statutes. Contraband is destroyed when it is no longer needed for a criminal case. Unclaimed general property is disposed of through public auctions, disposed of according to Florida Statute, donated, retained for forfeiture, or physically destroyed.

Property and Evidence is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed on weekends and all City observed holidays.

Release of property is by appointment only. See the frequently asked questions sections on how to make an appointment or to claim property. You must have a valid personal, government issued, photo identification for property to be released.


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