Property and Evidence


The Property and Evidence Unit hours are 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The public window to retrieve property is open from 8:00am to 3:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.  However, you will need to schedule an appointment prior to retrieving your property.  The office number is (954) 967-4620.

Property Unit Staff 2023

Lost and Found

Lost and Found items that have been turned into the Hollywood Police Department will be held for 90 days. The list of these items is posted monthly inside the lobby of the Hollywood Police Department.  You will be required to provide proper identification in order to claim your item(s). 

Any item(s) that is unclaimed after 90 days of the lobby posting will be confiscated, destroyed or sold at public auction per Chapter 705.103 of the State of Florida Statues.

If a lost item with your name and address has been turned in to the Hollywood Police Department the below letter will be sent to you with instructions as to how to claim your item(s).

Letter to Owner of Property

HPD Property and Evidence Unit Letter to Owners of

Can I claim lost property that I found?

With regard to "Found Property," if the rightful owner cannot be located, pursuant to Florida State Statute 705.102, the citizen who found the item has the option to make a claim to the lost property. If the citizen wishes to make a claim, the citizen will be instructed that within three business days they must: 

1. Place the Department on notice by contacting the Department's Property and Evidence Unit to indicate that you are interested in making a claim for the lost property that you found.

2. Pay a $25 deposit to the Police Department's Records Unit to cover the cost of transportation, storage and publication notice. Such deposit will be reimbursed to the citizen by the rightful owner if they reclaim the property.