Property and Evidence

Property Release

The Evidence Department is open from 8am to 2pm. If you are attempting to have property returned to you, there are a few options available. You can download the Property Release Form, fill in the information, and mail it to:

Evidence Department
Olympia Police Department
P.O. Box 1967
Olympia, WA 98507-1967

Fax: (360)570-3704

A property officer will contact you by telephone. If your property is eligible for release, an appointment will be scheduled for you to pick it up. You may also call the Evidence office directly at (360)753-8234 to inquire about your property. You will be asked to provide a case number. If your property is eligible for release, an appointment will be scheduled for you to pick it up. Property is released by appointment only. The release of property requires considerable processing. Please do not expect to get your property returned the same day you request it.

You will be required to present valid, government issued photo identification in order to claim your property. If you are unable to personally retrieve your property, you may complete an Authorization to Release Property Form allowing a designated individual to recover your property on your behalf.

Property Auctions

Legally seized, found, and unclaimed property is sent to PropertyRoom.com. PropertyRoom.com is an online auction site open for bidding to the general public. They auction all abandoned, stolen, lawfully seized, or unclaimed property of every kind from law enforcement agencies nationwide. The website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Prescription Drugs and Firearms

The Olympia Police Department does not currently have a system for prescription drug disposal. Please contact the Thurston County Sheriff's office for information on disposal box locations.

The Olympia Police Department does not accept ammunition or firearms for destruction.

Found Property

Found property can be claimed by a finder if the requirements of RCW 63.21.010 have been met. The Found Property Form must be filled out and submitted within 7 days of having found property in order to claim it at the conclusion of the 60 day waiting period and a $10 service fee will be collected before release per RCW.

Bicycle Registration

Bicycles are frequent targets for theft. The Olympia Police Department has a bicycle registration program in place and encourages all citizens to license their bicycle in an effort to cut down on bicycle theft. Any bicycles located by the Olympia Police Department are checked through the registration database. Registered bicycles can by reunited with owners much more quickly this way.

Residents of the City of Olympia may register bicycles at the customer service desk during regular business hours. There is no fee for this service. You must bring your bicycle when registering. Call 360-753-8300 for more information.