The Sheriff’s Office Evidence Control Unit provides a safe and secure
environment for the storage of evidence and property, including:
About the Facility:
The Evidence Control facility has a variety of storage systems to provide the most efficient storage and retrieval of items. The facility was specifically designed as an evidence storage and handling facility. Evidence Control has passed all accreditation standards as required of an evidence facility for the Sheriff’s Office to be accredited. All the Evidence Control Officers and the supervisor are certified and are members of the International Association for Evidence and Property, an international organization which performs training and testing of persons employed in the field of evidence management.
Evidence Control Officers are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to respond to crime scenes to take custody of evidence eliminating the need for officers to transport evidence to our facility. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office provides evidence and property services to:
Evidence Control is open to the public to pick up property are:
The facility is closed to the public on Wednesdays, weekends and holidays.
facility is located at
Frequently Asked Qustions
Q: When can I get my property back?
A: Usually when the investigation or trial is completed.
Q: Who decides when I can get my property,
A: In most cases the investigating officer or detective in charge of the case. Normally the Evidence Control staff does not make decisions about the release of property unless the statute of limitations has passed.
Q: When do you auction unclaimed items?
A: The Sheriff’s Office has contracted with a local auction company to perform off site auctions of unclaimed property. Please call us for that information.
Q: My son’s bike was stolen, can I come to Evidence Control to see if I can find it?
A: No, because of liability and security reasons access into the facility is highly restricted. If you have a good description of a stolen item, we can check for the item.
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