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Different types of property are held for different lengths of time.
For instance: “Found Property” is held for a period of 90 days unless it is claimed by the owner. “Safekeeping Property” can be held for 60 days. “Evidence” items are held until such time as they are no longer needed for trial or the statute of limitations expires.
Statutes of limitations vary depending on the seriousness of the crime. Additionally, some items can be released pursuant to a court order or authorization from the District Attorney.
In most cases you will receive notification from the Evidence Office staff of the releasablity of your property. It is important that you keep your address current with the DMV as that is the most common means used for contacting you. You may call the Evidence Office at 707-678-7070 to inquire about the status of your property or notify them of an address change.
Property is released by appointment only to the legal owner of the property. Legal picture I.D. will be required at the time of the release (driver’s license, state identification card, military I.D. or passport).