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How Do I Retrieve My Property?

After your case is closed, the officer or detective handling your case must authorize the release of your property. Once this authorization is approved, you must call the evidence office at 540-437-2621 and make an appointment to pick up your belongings. If you are picking up found property, officer authorization is not necessary, but you still need to make an appointment. Anyone retrieving their property must bring a photo ID, and the evidence office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 7:30pm. 

Can Someone Come to Retrieve My Property For Me?

If you are unable to pick up your belongings, someone may get them for you as long as you have completed the required paperwork with a notary. Download paperwork [14KB] Microsoft word icon.

Found Property

Found property reported to the Harrisonburg Police Department is admitted into evidence and held for 60 days. If you are looking for an item you think may have been lost, please call the evidence office to see if it has been turned in. 


If you have questions about retrieving firearms, please call the evidence office at 540-437-2621.


Evidence Office Hours:


8:00 am- 7:30 pm 

Evidence Pick-up By Appointment Only. 


Disclaimer: Contraband, illegal items, and seized/surrendered property cannot be picked up once it is entered as evidence.