The Baltimore Police Department’s Evidence Management Unit (“EMU”) stores property seized or collected in connection with criminal investigations. If you are seeking the return of seized property, please contact the evidence management unit at 410-396-2048 or EvidenceSubmissions@baltimorepolice.org. If you believe that your property has been lost or destroyed, or believe that the list of seized property that you receive is incorrect, you may learn more about pursuing a claim or dispute by visiting the following website https://law.baltimorecity.gov/.
Picking Up Property
If the EMU determines that property can be returned, you will be told where to pick up your items. You must make an appointment with EMU to retrieve your property. Once you arrive for your appointment, EMU staff will retrieve and return your property from its stored location. The length of time for the process can vary, but EMU will generally require 5 days lead time to schedule an appointment, and it will take approximately 30 minutes to retrieve your property once you arrive at the scheduled location.
EMU’s hours of operation are 9-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours for pickup of property are 9-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you wish to have someone else retrieve your property from EMU, that person will need to provide a valid picture ID, and you will need to complete a reservation of rights / proxy retrieval form, which is linked here. The person who retrieves your property will need to bring a copy of the form with them (either electronic or hard copy).
EMU will release the property of a deceased person to the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate, who must show proof of appointment as the personal representative. If the personal representative wishes to have someone else retrieve the property, that person will need to provide a valid picture ID, and the personal representative will need to complete a reservation of rights / proxy retrieval form, which is linked here.
All unclaimed property is sent to public auction. Items are sold online at PropertyRoom.com.