Evidence Unit FAQ's

If you don't see the answer you're looking for, please contact BSO's Evidence Unit at
(954) 765-4351.

Q:
What are the Evidence Unit's operating hours?
A:
Effective May 1, 2013 the Evidence Unit will be open to the Public for retrieval of property from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We're located at 880 NW 5th Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311.
Q:
Can someone other than myself pick up my property?
A:
Yes, however that person must have signed, written authorization from you (naming that person as the recipient) to pick up your property. Your signature MUST be notarized. The recipient must also show a valid photo ID to retrieve your property.
Q:
I've been notified that you have property of mine and I no longer want it. What should I do?
A:
Just send us a letter stating that you no longer want the property and we will dispose of the items for you. If the item is sold at auction, however, you are not entitled to any of the proceeds.
Q:
Can I claim something that I found and turned in to BSO?
A:
Yes, providing that certain conditions are met. Check our Claiming Your Property page for information on these conditions.
Q:
How can I claim my firearm you are storing?
A:
The return of firearms requires special documentation. Check the Claiming Your Property page for details.
Q:
Does BSO donate unclaimed bicycles to charitable organizations?
A:
Yes. If your organization is not-for-profit and classified as a charity, send a letter to the Supervisor of the Evidence Unit requesting the donation and we'll get in touch with your representative.
Evidence Unit Main Page
Claiming Your Property
Claiming Firearms
Specialized Units Main Page

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