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EAGLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE UNIT

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Evidence Hours and Contact
Retrieval of Evidence
Retrieval of Property
Return of Firearms & Ammunition
Evidence & Property FAQ's
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PROPERTY & EVIDENCE

The Evidence Unit of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and property collected by deputies during criminal investigations. The items under our care range from evidence from a crime scene, to personal belongings, and lost/found items.
If you have property being held by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office that may be eligible for return, please review information below for detailed instructions on how to retrieve your property.


Evidence Hours and Contact: 


  • Evidence Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Appointments required to retrieve property of evidence
  • Evidence Custodian Contact:  (970) 328-8533
  • evidence@eaglecounty.us

Retrieval of Evidence

All Evidence items are held until a final disposition is reached (Notice of Final Action from DA, or statute of limitations expire, etc.). The Evidence Unit will not release property held as evidence without written authorization from the agency handling the case. (Investigator, the District Attorney’s Office, another law enforcement agency or the courts.)  

After proper approval to release evidence is received, a property notification is sent to the owner advising the item(s) of evidence are ready to be released.

Contact the Evidence Custodian to inquire about your case status.  Please provide your name, date of birth and ECSO case number.

Retrieval of Property


Please provide your name, a ECSO case number (where applicable), a serial number or other descriptive information so we can efficiently locate your property.

  • Property releases require an appointment. Appointments can be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
  • Contact the Evidence Custodian to make an appointment.
  • Call: (970) 328-8533 or Email:  evidence@eaglecounty.us
  • Please provide your name, a ECSO case number (where applicable), a serial number or other descriptive information so we can efficiently locate your property.
  • You must bring a valid photo ID to your appointment.
  • The ECSO Evidence Office is located inside the Eagle County Justice Center, 0885 E. Chamber Ave, Eagle CO 81631
Personal Property With a Known Owner is Kept for 90 days

  • Unclaimed property is destroyed, donated or auctioned after 90 days.

Non-Owner Property Claims


Someone other than the owner may claim your property with a Power of Attorney (POA) or a Notarized Statement authorizing them to claim the item(s) on your behalf. The document must indicate the name of the person picking up the property as well as an inventory of items they are authorized to claim.  The person picking up your property must make an appointment with the Evidence unit, and bring a valid photo ID along with the POA or Notarized Statement paperwork.

Auctions of Unclaimed Property

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office contracts with www.Propertyroom.com for the sale/auction of items that are abandoned, lost or found. Community members interested in bidding online can go to the Property Room.


Return of Firearms & Ammunition


Firearms are only released following a required background check. Call the Evidence Custodian to schedule your firearm appointment.

  • A background check will be processed for anyone claiming a firearm to ensure they are eligible to possess.  
  • Please provide a current, working phone number with voicemail capability in the event the Evidence Custodian needs to relay important information about your background check or firearm appointment.
  • Firearms will not be released without a secure and verifiable ID.  
  • If you are attempting to authorize another individual to claim your firearm, they will need to present a secure and verifiable ID, as well as a valid Power of Attorney or Notarized Statement.  
  • You may fax/email or hand deliver any documentation to the Evidence Custodian for advance review to ensure it meets all requirements for release.
Firearms and ammunition will not be released on the same day.  You will need to make a separate appointment for the release of ammunition.

Some situations may not allow firearms in Evidence custody to be transferred to a third party based on the circumstances. Contact the Evidence Custodian for further information before attempting to transfer a firearm.
FAQs
How do I go about claiming my property?
  • Property and Evidence requests must contact the Evidence Custodian at 970-328-8533, between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.Monday through Thursday, to discuss your case and make an appointment.
  • All Property and Evidence is subject to Colorado state statutes and pre-approval prior to release.
I turned in a bike I found. If it isn't claimed, can I have it?
  • All ‘found property’ is held for 90 days. If property is not claimed, the finder can have the property if approved by the Sheriff or his representative.
I turned in some found property. If it isn't claimed, can I have it back?
  • All ‘found property’ is held for 90 days. If property is not claimed, the finder can have the property back if approved by the Sheriff or his representative.
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