The Mission of the Property and Evidence Section is to accept, catalog, safeguard, store, and produce evidence as required for court, as well as return to owner or otherwise legally dispose of property and evidence received into the custody of the Palmetto Police Department. The Section’s main facility is a secure warehouse, which houses over 5,000 items.

All property coming into and leaving Property and Evidence is subject to strict chain of custody constraints. Property that can be legally returned to its rightful owner is done so in accordance with Florida Statutes. Contraband is destroyed when it is no longer needed for a criminal case. Unclaimed general property is disposed of through public auctions, disposed of according to Florida Statute, donated, retained for forfeiture, or physically destroyed.

Property and Evidence is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed on weekends and all City observed holidays.

Release of property is by appointment only. See the frequently asked questions sections on how to make an appointment or to claim property. You must have a valid personal, government issued, photo identification for property to be released.

  1. Good Friday

    Memorial Day Observance

    The City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th for the Observance of Memorial Day.
  2. garbagecollection.jpg

    Solid Waste Pick-up Holiday Schedule - Memorial Day

    There will be no Solid Waste Pick-up on Monday – May 27, 2019 Due to Memorial Day. Holiday Pickup Schedule
  3. News In Brief 2nd Qtr Image

    Palmetto City News in Brief

    Catch up with the latest news with the City of Palmetto’s quarterly news letter. Second Quarter edition - April 2019 NewsLetter...
  4. City of Palmetto logo


    The Study looks at the demographics of the City of Palmetto and the long-term prospect of developing the City of Palmetto’s Downtown. Read on...
  5. CMNAA image

    CMNAA-Alternatives Feedback Survey

    CMNAA-Alternatives Feedback Survey (deadline to complete is June 15th) Read on...
View All