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Release of Property/Evidence
The Lafayette Police Department Property/Evidence Services Section is responsible for the control and protection of all property and evidence in the custody of the department.

General inquiries can be made to Evidence Specialist Terra Murphy at 303-665-5571 x1391, or by e-mail.

Release of Property
Release of property to the rightful owners is a primary objective and is conducted by appointment only.

Upon notification of a disposition by the court, and approval from investigating officer(s), property held as evidence will be available for release to the owners.

Property Release Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30am – 3:30pm
By appointment only
303-665-5571, x1391 or by e-mail
 

Claiming Property
Property must be claimed by the owner with a government issued picture I.D. Property may be claimed by a third party with an original notarized letter from the owner of the property and a government issued picture I.D.

Unclaimed Property Information
The Lafayette Police Department contracts with Propertyroom.com for the sale of auction items. Community members interested in bidding online can go to www.Propertyroom.com.

Prior to releasing property to Propertyroom.com, the police department posts found, lost and abandoned items with a value of $100 online here. Items will be posted for no more than 30 days. At the end of the posting period, most items that are still unclaimed will be sent to the online auction house.

To claim property on the following lists, please jot down the case number as well as the item and tag number (if listed) and call 303-665-5571, x1391 or send an e-mail. Be prepared to describe the item in detail and/or provide a sales receipt or paperwork identifying ownership. The deadline for claiming property on these lists is 30 days from the posted date. 

City of Lafayette Abandoned Property Ordinance


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