The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police Property and Evidence Section has the responsibility of receiving,
documenting, storing and maintaining the integrity and security of all items of property and evidence submitted by WDFW
Officers. The Property and Evidence Section manages seven evidence facilities across the State of Washington. The
section currently consists of three evidence technicians and a manager.
WDFW Police Evidence Technicians are required to ensure Federal and State laws are met related to seizures, forfeitures,
prisoner property, and lost or found property. Additionally, they lend support to officers with search warrants. Extensive
inventories are conducted on all narcotics, weapons, electronics and currency, which are categorized as high risk items.
Once the associated case has been adjudicated property will be released to the rightful owner or their designee with proper
authorization and a valid photo identification (such as a driver's license, ID card or passport). To ensure we can provide you
with efficient service you must make an appointment to have your property returned. To request an
appointment you will need to contact the Property/Evidence Technician responsible for evidence in the area where your evidence
was seized (contact info listed below).
Washington State law requires that any time a firearm is reclaimed from a law enforcement agency the owner must undergo a
background check through Washington State Patrol's ACCESS Section. The Request/Authorization for Firearms Pre-Release
Checks form must be completed by the lawful owner of the firearm and mailed or e-mailed to the appropriate Evidence Technician.
Instructions for completing this form are available below. The approval process can take up to three weeks. Do not
submit your paperwork prior to disposition of your case and until all judicial proceedings have been
Northwest Evidence Tech
|Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, Whatcom
||425-775-1311 ext 180
16018 Mill Creek Blvd.
Mill Creek, WA 98012-1541
Southt Evidence Tech
|Benton, Clark, Cowlitz, Franklin, Grays Harbor, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, Walla Walla, Yakima
PO Box 43153
Olympia WA 98504
Eastside Evidence Tech
|Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman
||509-892-1001 ext 348
2315 North Discovery Place
Spokane, WA 99216-1566
Our Evidence Technicians cover large areas of the state and are often out in the field and not available at the regional
evidence facilities. If you reach their voicemail please leave a message and they will return your call at their earliest
When the WDFW Police receives unclaimed property details of the property are made available on this website. If you
believe that any of this property belongs to you, you must claim it within 60 days of the date it was posted. All property
remaining unclaimed after 60 days shall become the property of the State of Washington and will be disposed of in accordance
with applicable RCWs. To claim property listed please contact the Evidence Section and have the associated case number available
for reference. You will be required to give a description of the property and in some cases may be required to show proof