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About Property Retrieval

The Sheriff's Office works to maintain property in the same condition in which it was received and to preserve the evidentiary value and integrity of property for possible court presentation.

Unless property is contraband, hazardous, illegal to possess or is presented into court, every reasonable effort will be made to ensure its return to the rightful owner as soon as possible.

Release of Evidence

Release of evidence must first be authorized by the officer assigned to the case or investigations. If you have received a letter from the Evidence Vault indicating that you may retrieve your property, the evidence release has already been approved.

Retrieve Your Property

To retrieve your property from the Evidence Vault, you must first make an appointment. Appointments are normally scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

  • Scheduling an appointment enables staff to research and retrieve property from the vault in time for your arrival


  • To speed up the process of locating and identifying property, please have the case number ready when you call


  • Property can only be released to a person named in the case file, or the owner as specified in the case report. A notarized letter from the owner indicating a specific person to pick up the property will also be accepted, or a court order releasing the property can also be presented.

  • A U.S. government issued photo identification card is required for all transactions.


The release of evidence is determined by Colorado state law and other conditions as imposed by the courts or District Attorney’s office.

More Information

For more information on evidence and property returns, contact:

Susie Allen

Evidence Technician

Phone: 303-582-1060


Gilpin County Sheriff's Office
2960 Dory Hill Road, Suite 300
Black Hawk, CO  80422

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