The Sheriff's Property Unit receives, processes, stores, and maintains an inventory of items of evidence, found, and safekeeping property. We maintain detailed and accurate records for chain-of-custody of all items through final disposition.

Locations and Hours

Placerville Office

200 Industrial Drive
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5709

Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

South Lake Tahoe Office

1360 Johnson Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 573-3004

By Appointment only
Property is closed to the public on Saturday and Sunday
The last appointment of the day is at 3:30pm

Forms of Acceptable Identification

  • Valid California Identification
  • Valid California Driver's License
  • Valid Military identification

Requesting Information About a Case

Persons requesting information on a case need to have their Sheriff's report number. If you do not have a case number, please contact the Sheriff's Records Unit to obtain one at (530) 621-5703.

Contacting the Property unit

Please call the appropriate number for the location you wish to reach (Placerville or South Lake Tahoe). You will reach a recording. Please leave your name, case number, phone number, date of the incident and the nature of your call. Property staff will research your case and return your call by the following business day.

**Please Note** Property staff is only in South Lake Tahoe's property unit one day a week. Staff will research your case and return your call by the following week.

Services We Provide

All services require an appointment. If you are late for your appointment, you may be requested to make another appointment. Appointments are made from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.

Drug Drop Off

Drug Drop Off Facility Locator

Claiming Property or Evidence

Property can be claimed only when either one of the following is true:

  1. The District Attorney's Office has cleared the case.
  2. The Sheriff's Detectives unit has cleared the case.
  3. Court Ordered release.

Claiming Found or Safekeeping Property

Please contact the property unit if you intend to claim any found or safekeeping property.

Found property is held for 90 days and if unclaimed, can be claimed by the finder.

Property Releases

To pick up your property, contact the Sheriff's Office, property unit at (530) 621-5709 to schedule an appointment. It may take up to two weeks to process your property release request depending on the type of case.

On cases involving firearms, please contact the property unit for information pertaining to their release.