Property - FAQ

Q. What are the business hours? 

A. The business hours of the Evidence Unit are: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  (Closed Fridays and Holidays) NOTE: Release of property is by appointment only.

Q. I found a bike, can I get it if not claimed? 

A. No. Municipal law prohibits finders from claiming bicycles or motorized vehicles.

Q. What happens to unclaimed bikes? 

A. APD donates them to the YMCA, a non-profit organization, which auctions them regularly to raise operating funds.

Q. How often does APD auction unclaimed property? 

A. APD doesn't hold auctions. We contract with local auctioneers on a consignment basis after the mandatory procedures have been followed. The auction companies then auction off those items during a regular auction sale. The proceeds go into the General Fund.  See link for "Property" on left-hand side of APD's homepage, then on right-hand side for "Auction Company" or "Property Advertising" for more information.

Q. How do I claim my property? 

A. You must call to make an appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, you must have picture ID with you. Call 786-8660 to make an appointment to claim property.

Q. Who do I contact for information about upcoming property auctions?

A. Please contact Grubstake Auction Company regarding upcoming auctions of Municipal property.

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