Police Returning Property Used As Evidence

If you believe the Police Department has possession of an item that belongs to you, you’re asked to visit the Property Custody Division at Police Headquarters located at 1200 Clark Avenue. You should respond Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please bring the police report number with you, along with valid identification and proof of ownership. There may be additional steps required to take possession of certain items. Those steps will be explained once it is determine that the Department does in fact have possession of your item(s).

After certain legal requirements are met, some unclaimed property items may be auctioned off to the public. To purchase items turned over for auction, visit propertyroom.com.

Proceeds from auctions are donated to the Police Relief Association which benefits police officers and their families.

For more information about the types of items currently being held as unclaimed property, click here.


St. Louis Police Department officials are in possession of a large amount of property that was seized as evidence by officers over the past several years. The Department is providing notice to any rightful owner that this property is no longer needed as evidence by the courts. The Department is preparing a list of property it intends to ask the court for approval to dispose of, unless the owner(s) of the items appear in court on the date stated herein to claim their property.

To claim your property, you must personally appear in court on February 5th, 2014 at 2:00PM, Division 16, Judge Hettenback.

You may view the list, by clicking here, or inquire in person at the Circuit Attorney’s Warrant Office at Room 105 (1st Floor), Carnahan Courthouse, 1114 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63101, to see if the item is on that list.

You do not have to appear in court if you are not interested in having the property returned to you.

If you do wish to claim property that belongs to you, please bring with you to court a valid form of identification and some proof of ownership of the property in question.