The Evidence Unit of the Colorado Springs Police Department is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and property collected by officers 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 Colorado Springs Police Department that may be eligible for return, click the buttons below for detailed instructions on how to retrieve your property.
Property & Evidence Hours of Operation & Contact Information
CSPD Property & Evidence Unit Hours of Operation:
Appointments are required to ensure items are releasable. Firearm and ammunition releases require advance notice as a background check is required.
Monday through Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
We are closed weekends, all city holidays, and all city closures
224 E. Rio Grande Ave.
We are in a red brick building across from the Police Operations Center (POC) Visitor Parking Lot. Property returns are no longer at the POC. There is a small parking lot in front of our building for citizens.
Colorado Springs Police Department - Property & Evidence
Office: (719) 444-7744 | Email: Evidence@coloradosprings.gov
Claiming Your Property
Property releases require an appointment. Please call the Evidence Office at 719-444-7744 during normal business hours to schedule an appointment. Please provide your name, a CSPD 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. If you are claiming for another individual, please see the information under “Non-Owner Claims”.
The Evidence Unit does not release property held as evidence without written authorization from the agency handling the case. This may be the investigator, the District Attorney’s Office, another law enforcement agency or the court. Contact the Evidence Unit to inquire about the case status. Please provide your name and CSPD case number.
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.
Guns & Ammunition
Firearms require an appointment in advance and may not be possible to schedule on the same day. Call the Evidence unit to schedule your firearm appointment. Please be sure to provide a current, working phone number with voicemail capability in the event the Evidence unit needs to relay important information about your firearm appointment.
Firearms will not be released without secure and verifiable ID. If you are attempting to authorize another individual to claim your firearm, they will need to present secure and verifiable ID, as well as a valid Power of Attorney or Notarized Statement. You may email or hand deliver any documentation to the Evidence Unit for advance review to ensure it meets all requirements for release.
In some instances, firearms in Evidence Unit custody may not be transferred to a third party based on the circumstances. Contact the Evidence Unit for further information before attempting to transfer a firearm.
Reference: Colorado Springs Municipal Code Part 2: Custody of Property and Weapons, 9.1.201 through 9.1.208
A letter will be sent to the last known address of listed owners of property, or upon receipt of a valid release of items held as evidence. This letter contains a notarized statement that may be completed and notarized to authorize someone to claim your property on your behalf. The person picking up your property must make an appointment with the Evidence unit, and bring a valid photo ID along with the Power of Attorney (POA) or Notarized Statement paperwork.
Any item turned into the Evidence Unit as found property is held for at least 60 days to attempt to identify an owner. If the item has not been claimed, it may be eligible for release to the finder under certain circumstances. Please contact our office for further information at 719-444-7744.
Unclaimed property that has no value or is contraband is destroyed. Property that has value can be donated, converted to department use or sold at public auction per Colorado Springs Municipal Code 9.1.206. The Evidence Unit utilizes the services of Colorado Springs Utilities for all unclaimed property with the exception of abandoned vehicles. Abandoned vehicles are auctioned at the CSPD Impound Facility. See the link below for additional information on abandoned vehicles auctions.
You can view all auctions from public surplus or browse those conducted through Colorado Springs Utilities (including CSPD unclaimed property items): Public Property Auctions
If crime victims locate what they believe to be their stolen property through Colorado Springs Utilities Public Surplus, they should contact CSU Investment Recovery. They should also then contact the detective handling their case.
Impound Facility Contact Information
Impound Lot Public Website (you can search for your vehicle and find fees, release information, and learn about vehicle auctions).
Impound Email (best method of contact): Impound@coloradosprings.gov
Impound Phone (technicians are usually out on the lot and not able to answer, please see the website, or send an email): 719-667-2777