Property & Evidence Release

Property & Evidence Release

Individuals requesting the release of ANY property confiscated by the St. Charles County Police Department or who wants to claim found property must submit a Property & Evidence Release form. Please allow up to five (5) business days to receive a response and your appointment time. If you do not receive a confirmation, check your spam, junk, and bulk mail folders. Property and evidence retrieval is by appointment only.

Before any property can be released, approval must be obtained by the investigating officer and/or the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. For your appointment, please bring photo identification and, if retrieving a firearm, proof of ownership. A records check will be performed on your criminal history to determine if you are lawfully able to possess a firearm.

Weapons cannot be returned if any of the following apply:

  1. You are a convicted felon
  2. You have outstanding arrest warrants
  3. You have a dishonorable discharge
  4. You have a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction
  5. You are the subject of an Order of Protection

Property release may be denied for several reasons. For example, any property undergoing analysis and/or court proceedings may be retained by the police department.

Click here to learn more about the Evidence Management Unit.  If you have questions, please contact Evidence Management at or 636-949-3000.