The Property & Evidence Unit is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed city holidays. The Property & Evidence Unit is located at
2509 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Claiming Your Property
To claim your property, come to Property & Evidence with a valid picture ID and the case/voucher number.
The Virginia Beach Police Department is in possession of unclaimed The Virginia Beach Police Department is in possession of unclaimed property that may be claimed by their rightful owners. To view the list of unclaimed property, please click here
Anyone who collects a firearm must have a background check done to insure that they are eligible under Virginia Code to possess a firearm.
Money will be returned in the form of a check drawn from the Property & Evidence bank account.
Guns & Ammunition
Guns or ammunition may be turned into the Property & Evidence Unit or at any of the four precincts to be properly and safely destroyed.
Citizens may call the Police Department to turn in any found property. Found property that has a value will be maintained for a period of 60 days.
Found property may be claimed by the finder, if the proper owner is not located. The property must be turned over to the police department and maintained for sixty (60) days and bicycles must be maintained for thirty (30) days. The following procedures must be followed in order to claim the found item.
An advertisement must be placed in the local paper, one day for two consecutive weeks stating general description, general location, and date article was found. The advertisement must only include the Police Department's Property & Evidence phone number (757) 385-4578. The potential owner must contact the police department and not the finder to determine ownership of the found item.
After the advertisement has run the specified amount of time, the finder must bring to Property and Evidence, a copy of the advertising bill or a copy of the advertisement and proper identification and in order to claim the property. If the owner is located prior to the finder taking possession, the property will be returned to the lawful owner. The City of Virginia Beach will not reimburse you for any expenses that you may incur.
All items will be disposed according to state code 30 days after owners have been notified.
Notification of Held Property
The case officer should notify you that the Police Department is in possession of your property. A follow up letter will be sent by the Property & Evidence Unit notifying you the Police department has your property and a release authorization has been given.
All four precincts have a Prescription Drug Take Back container installed in their lobby and are available to Virginia Beach residents twenty-four hours a day, seven day a week. The focus of the program is to assist citizens with safe destruction of unused and unwanted prescription medications. Commercial use is prohibited.