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Evidence Return Information

The Property and Evidence Section is open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm, and available to the public by appointment only. Please see the following procedures for having your property returned. Please call 407-665-6692 to schedule an appointment or for any questions.

Evidence retrieval
If your property was taken as evidence pertaining to a crime, our Evidence Specialists will not be able to return those items to you until the case has been researched and approval has been granted to return the property either by the Deputy, Investigator or State Attorney’s Office. If an authority has told you that your property could be returned, please contact the Property and Evidence section at 407-665-6692 to speak with an Evidence Specialist so they can start the research and approval procedure.

This does not pertain to firearms taken as a result of a domestic violence arrest, injunctions, or involuntary Baker Acts. Please see information below regarding firearms taken under those circumstances.

Injunctions or domestic violence charge
If we are in possession of your firearm(s) as a result of an injunction being served upon you, we will hold your firearm(s) for a period of one year from the date of seizure. In order to secure the return of your firearm(s) the following conditions must exist:
  • The injunction has been dismissed; and
  • No additional injunctions are in effect that have been served upon you; and
  • You are not a convicted felon; and
  • Pursuant to federal law, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9), you have not been convicted of any misdemeanor, domestic violence charge.
If the above conditions cannot be met, you will have one year from the date of seizure to make arrangements for an independent party NOT within your household to obtain your firearm(s). The independent party must also meet the criteria stated above.

If the above conditions are not met, then your firearm(s) will be disposed of in a lawful manner.

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6650