Property and Evidence Release

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There are several ways to get your property released, depending on the type of property or the way in which Monrovia obtained your property:

Found Property

Found Property is held for 90 days. At that point, if the property is unclaimed, the finder can come forward and claim the property.  They will need a valid ID and the case number to claim the property.  Call (626) 256-8068 for an appointment.

Safe Keeping Property

Safe Keeping Property is held for 60 days. If the owner is incarcerated they must make arrangements to have the property picked up within the 60 day period. If the items are not picked up after 60 days, the department will auction or dispose of the property. For pick-up, a valid ID and the case number will be needed to claim the property. For pick-up of money the addition of a notarized letter authorizing another individual to pick-up the money is needed. Call (626) 256-8068 for an appointment.


Firearms held as safekeeping as the result of a family disturbance, mental health issues or other incidents, have special requirements for release. All persons attempting to retrieve their firearm(s) must obtain a clearance through the Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms.


Other items held for evidence can only be released with the permission of the investigating officer or the City Prosecutor's Office and in some cases a court order will be required.