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PROPERTY IS RELEASED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

All property releases require a minimum preparation time of 48 hours or longer, depending on the availability of the court or state documents needed to confirm the completion of your case.

CALL THE PROPERTY UNIT AT 714-229-6657 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

YOU CAN ALSO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY E-MAIL.

If your property is currently in custody of the Cypress Police Department, please review the appropriate directions to recover your property.

Review your case report (if available), and determine how your property or evidence was classified. If you do not have a copy of your report, you may contact the Records Bureau to request this record. If you know how your property was classified, read below:

If the items you are requesting are classified as…

SAFEKEEPING:

Property held for safekeeping will be destroyed if not claimed within 60 days. Written notification is required for the items to be retained for a longer period of time. Property will only be released to a third party with a notarized letter.

EVIDENCE:

Wait 60 days, then contact the Property Unit or Investigating Officer for release information. Items may be released 60 days after court adjudication of the case, and may require a court order.

If you found property, you may file claim… FOUND: Items will be held for 90 days. FINDERS: After 60 days and prior to 90 days, contact the Property Unit for information on how to claim this property. (FOUND WEAPONS CANNOT BE RELEASED.)

If the property is classified as…

STOLEN OR EMBEZZLED PROPERTY:

Property has been taken from you which is allegedly stolen or embezzled. Pursuant to Penal Code Section 1413, upon the filing of a Declaration of Ownership, and after you have been given an opportunity to be heard of the matter, the property may be turned over to the person claiming to be the true owner. If criminal charges are filed, you may ask the court that hears the case to review the decision of this department concerning the return of the property. YOU HAVE FIFTEEN DAYS from the date of this notice to assert any rights you may have in the property taken from you. If you choose to waive your rights, such action MAY NOT BE HELD AGAINST YOU IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING. You must notify the PROPERTY OFFICER IN WRITING within 15 days of this notice if you wish to make a claim.

If the property items were confiscated by law and classified as…

HELD PER 5150/8102 WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE:

Weapon(s) have been seized pursuant to the above laws. A court order is required for the release of the weapon(s). You must file a written request with the Cypress Police Department WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE if you desire the return of the weapon(s). A court date will be scheduled for you to appear before a Judge to request the weapon(s) be returned. If a request is not received within 15 days of this notice, the weapon(s) will be destroyed without further notice, in accordance with the law.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

Weapon(s) have been seized for safekeeping pursuant to Penal Code Section 12028.5 and/or FC 6389(c). You may begin the weapons release procedure after 48 hours by calling for an appointment. If firearms were seized, you will be subject to a background check for any firearm ownership restrictions prior to their release. Unless individual arrangements are made with the Property Officer, items not claimed within 30 days from the date of this notice will be destroyed in accordance with the law.

Weapon(s) seized under FC 6389(c) are subject to a service fee of $64.00 per weapon, per year. You are to respond to the Cypress Police Department business lobby within 15 days of this notice to make payment or to arrange for the selling of your weapons to a licensed firearms dealer.

RESTRAINING ORDER EXPIRATIONS:

Weapon(s) have been seized for safekeeping pursuant to Penal Code Section 12028.5 and/or FC 6389(c). You may begin the weapons release procedure after 48 hours by calling for an appointment. If firearms were seized, you will be subject to a background check for any firearm ownership restrictions prior to their release. Unless individual arrangements are made with the Property Officer, items not claimed within 30 days from the date of the expiration of the restraining order will be destroyed in accordance with the law.

PROPERTY IS RELEASED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

The Cypress Police Department Property Unit is located at 5275 Orange Avenue, Cypress, CA 90630.

Property and Evidence Unit business hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.