Property Evidence

Property Evidence

The Property Evidence Unit is responsible for the care, custody, and control of property and evidence impounded by PBSO, including the following:

  • Evidentiary Items
  • Found Property
  • Recovered Firearms
  • Seized Currency

The Property Evidence Unit is located at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Facility at 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406.

The Property Evidence Unit maintains approximately 300,000 separate evidence submissions. Some of the many types of evidence stored include Firearms, Currency, Found Property, and all other evidence originating from criminal investigations.

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4:00pm excluding holidays. Property authorized for return will be released to the public with valid photo identification on Tuesday through Thursday between the hours of 10:00am to 3:30pm.

To inquire about the release of an item please call:  (561) 688-4210, Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 4:00pm.

The Property Evidence Unit does not store Inmate Property.  Please contact the Inmate Property Unit at: (561) 688-4386

Impound Lot 

The Impound Lot, located at our headquarters facility, is responsible for the initial intake, storage, and release of all impounded vehicles and bicycles.  The Impound Lot receives over 450 vehicles and 225 bicycles annually. Vehicles are impounded for crime scene processing, for vehicular homicide investigations, and for many other investigative reasons.

If the arrest of the vehicle operator was made by any agency other than the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, you must contact that agency for the location of the vehicle.

If the vehicle operator was arrested by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office or if the vehicle was impounded for investigative reasons, contact the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division at (561) 688-3400 to ascertain the location of the vehicle.

The Impound Lot cannot release any vehicle without proper authorization from the impounding deputy or assigned detective.

All vehicle releases are by appointment only. Please call (561) 688-3995 to schedule an appointment once the vehicle has been authorized for release.

Laboratory Evidence

The Laboratory Evidence Unit receives evidence requiring scientific analysis from both PBSO law enforcement personnel and all local law enforcement municipalities.  Laboratory Evidence also maintains custody of all drugs seized by PBSO.

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3228 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-3001

Crime Scene / Evidence/
Firearms / Forensic ID:
(561)688-4211

Quality Assurance /Chemistry /
Forensic Biology /Toxicology:
(561)688-4222

Email:
ForensicSciences@pbso.org

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