How to Claim Property

How to Claim Property and Finders Laws

The Evidence Control Unit’s business hours are Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Unit is closed on weekends and Holidays. Appointments are required to pick-up property and are scheduled Thursday’s from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. by calling 541-682-2814. The line may ring to voicemail, so please leave a message including your name, spelling your last name, the case number if you know it, the purpose of your call and a phone number where you can be reached or a message number. The call will be returned ASAP.

When you come in for your appointment you will need to bring;

  • Documentation for property if requested (including a prescription if claiming medications)
  • Notification card/letter if one was received
  • Photo Identification

Property not claimed after 30 days of notification will be disposed of in accordance with Department Policies, Eugene City Municipal Code and Oregon Law.

Finders Laws

What do I do if I find property?


Items sent to auction are handled by:

Importance of Documenting Your Serial Numbers

The Property/Evidence Unit processes 1000’s of items each month, items without reported serial numbers often go unclaimed. The majority of these items are unreported because it is thought they won’t be found or recovered. Therefore; it is extremely important that you always report missing property and that you document serial numbers and photograph your property.