The DCSO maintains an off-site evidence facility, ran by non-commissioned evidence technicians, who play a vital role in the prosecution of criminal cases. The section is responsible for the preservation of submitted evidence, operating the impound yard, downloading digital evidence, returning inmate property and lost and found. The techs ensure evidence is properly preserved and the chain of custody is maintained.
HOURS OF OPERATION
- Property return –by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Vehicle release – by appointment only Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the day of your appointment you will need to bring the current registration or car title (as proof of ownership), insurance if you are planning on driving your vehicle and valid identification.
For appointments please call 303-660-7558.
This office strives to maintain property in the same condition as received, and to preserve the evidentiary value and integrity of property, which has been received for possible court presentation.
Unless property is contraband, hazardous, illegal to possess, or is to be presented into court, every reasonable effort will be made to ensure the return to the rightful owner. Property that cannot be returned to the rightful owner will be disposed in a manner consistent with Department Policy and Douglas County Resolution R-003-113.
To get property released you must meet one of these requirements:
- You have received an owner letter from this office explaining that your property is available for release.
- You have a court order from the judge presiding over your case stating that the evidence in the custody of the sheriff’s office is to be released.
- You were advised on release from the jail that your personal property is being held at the Property and Evidence Section.