The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for the receipt, documentation, storage and tracking of all evidence, found and safekeeping property. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We request that an appointment is made by calling 509-575-6221 prior to any release of property. Your case number and photo identification are required for the return of your property. If you wish to have another person recover your property for you, a notarized statement will be required.
To retrieve evidentiary property that has been processed and being held by the Yakima Police Department, you will need first to contact the assigned detective who is responsible for your case. The detective must authorize the release of all evidence maintained by the Property & Evidence Unit.
Safekeeping or found property will be held by the department for 60 days. If the owner is known, a letter will be mailed to the owner requiring a response. Found /safekeeping items are considered abandoned after 60 days and are subject to destruction, donation to charity, or auction per state law. Items to be auctioned are submitted to a Police auction website, http://www.propertyroom.com/.