Property Release

Property may be held by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for a variety of reasons including:

  • Found property
  • Recovered stolen property
  • Property seized as evidence
  • Property held for safe keeping

Property that is eligible for release, can only be released by appointment.  The Property and Evidence Manager works Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

Please call our Property and Evidence Manager, Kimm Barnes, at (541) 440-4460 to schedule an appointment.  The Property and Evidence Manager works out of several locations, so leave a message for a return call including a telephone number where you may be reached.  Providing information such as a case number, or date and time of incident will be extremely helpful.

Property will be released to the owner up to 60 days after a notice of release eligibility has been sent. After 30 days, the property will be auctioned, destroyed or otherwise appropriated. The owner should bring a copy of the property release eligibiblity notice and proper identification. If the owner is unable to pick up the property in person, the owner may assign a designee to pick it up on their behalf. The designee must have a letter signed by the owner stating the designee was appointed to pickup the property. The designee is required to provide proper identification when picking up the property.

For additional questions regarding property release, please contact:

Property and Evidence Manager
Kimm Barnes
Phone: (541) 440-4460
Email:  kabarnes@co.douglas.or.us