Mission Statement
The Gwinnett County Police Departments evidence unit receives and stores evidentiary, found, and abandoned property. The unit is responsible for returning evidence to the rightful owners when possible. Any evidence that has not been picked up in a timely matter or is no longer needed by the courts is destroyed or auctioned off.

Hours of Operation and Property Release Appointments
The Evidence Unit Hours of Operation are 7:00am–4:00pm Monday thru Thursday.

Appointments are scheduled on Tuesday 8:00am–10:30am, and on Thursday 1:00pm–3:30pm. Appointments are necessary due to the high volume of property being released. You must schedule an appointment prior to picking up property. Twenty-four (24) hour notice is required and valid ID is required for all appointments. The Property and Evidence Unit phone number is 770.513.5260.

You can also email questions about property release and set up appointments at PDEvidenceInquire@gwinnettcounty.com. Please reference your name, contact information, police department case number and a description of the item(s) in question. 

Directions
Gwinnett County's evidence unit is located in the Gwinnett County Police Headquarters' building at 770 Hi Hope Rd. From Hwy 316 eastbound, turn left onto Hi Hope Rd. The building is then the third building down on the left hand side.

The difference between property and evidence
Found property – Any found property listed on our website will require proof of ownership to be claimed. You must contact the evidence unit about what types of proof is required. Found property will be held for 90 days from the date it was received. After 90 days the property will be disposed or auctioned pursuant to Georgia Law.

Safekeeping Property – Any safekeeping property received from an officer will be held for 90 days. All safekeeping property will require a written release from either an officer or the District Attorneys office. After 90 days the property will be destroyed or auctioned pursuant to Georgia Law

Evidence – Any evidence held by the unit will require a written release to be returned to the owner. This release must come from the District Attorneys office or Gwinnett County officers and/or detectives. The owners of this property must contact the officer or DA’s office directly in order to get a written release.

PropertyRoom.com Auction – After the required time period that property is held has passed, the evidence unit may auction this property to the highest bidder. Gwinnett County Police sells the property online at www.propertyroom.com, an auction site specializing in property from police agencies across the country. Citizens can also register any stolen property at this website and if any property matches it will be returned to the rightful owner.