The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for maintaining the integrity of evidence and chain of custody for all property that comes into our possession in accordance with state laws, city ordinances and departmental policies and procedures.

Claiming Property

Important: Property is released by appointment only.

Property may be picked up at:

Scottsdale Police Forensic and Property
7601 E McKellips Road, Building B
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

To find out the status of your property, call 480-312-5888.

Claiming Property on Behalf of Others

In the event you are unable to come in person, a representative may be sent provided they have an original notarized letter from you authorizing them to pick up property on your behalf or an original notarized power of attorney naming them as the authorized person for pick up.

  • No other forms of ownership can be accepted.
  • Documents must be originals; no photocopies are accepted.
  • Notary stamp must be current.

Evidence Property

For property listed as evidence, contact the current case officer.

Property and Evidence Unit is unable to return any items listed as evidence without case officer authorization.


Firearms are released according to the Gun Control Act 18 USC 922 (g) and Arizona Revised Statute 13-3101. For firearms that are releasable, the listed owner must pass a mandatory law enforcement background check. Once the background check is successfully passed, the owner will be contacted to schedule an appointment to pick up the firearm. To inquire about your impounded firearm, call 480-312-5888.

For background checks that received a "Deny" or are experiencing an extended delay from the FBI NICS Program, you can appeal following these steps:

  1. Obtain your NICS Transaction Number (NTN) by calling SPD Property Staff at 480-312-5888.
  2. Go to the FBI NICS website and follow the instructions to appeal.

Lost and Unclaimed Property (Lost and Found)

The following items are lost, unclaimed or found in possession of the Scottsdale Police Department. The City of Scottsdale is hereby giving notice to any potential claimant of the listed items. Potential claimants will have a period of 30 days from the date of this publication to contact the Scottsdale Police Department Property & Evidence Unit at 480-312-5888 to make a claim. Proof of ownership will be required. At the end of the 30-day period all unclaimed items will be disposed according the city policy.

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Property & Evidence

7601 E McKellips Road Building B Scottsdale, AZ 85257


Monday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
City Holiday Schedule
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