Property Room


The Property Room stores evidence, safekeeping, and found property for both the Clallam County Sheriff's Office and the Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team. Property Officers are responsible for retrieving, securing, and storing property and ensuring the proper chain of custody in the event evidence is needed for court proceedings.

In addition, the Property Room disposes of narcotics; illegal, unclaimed, or unwanted weapons, and other property; and endeavors to return found property to the rightful owner(s). Disposal methods include incineration, destruction, and auction.

Note: Return of property is governed by Federal and State Law.

Mission Statement

The law enforcement property function exists to receive and safely store evidence, found property and property for safekeeping; and restore the property to its rightful owner or legally dispose of the property in a timely manner.

Appointment Policy

Appointments are required for all property releases. The Property Room operates two facilities - our main office in the County Courthouse, and a large off-site warehouse. Most items are stored at our off-site warehouse, so appointments are necessary to allow for transport time to our office.

Picture ID (state-issued identification card, driver's license, passport, or military ID) is required at the time of release. Photocopies are not accepted.

Auctions – Unclaimed or Abandoned Property

General property items are sent to Property Room's Website for auction.

A limited number of firearms are auctioned in lots to federally licensed firearms dealers two to three times a year. Licensed dealers may contact Clallam County Property Room to be placed on the mailing list.

Firearms Release Policy

Call and schedule an appointment for a firearm release. You must provide your full name (first, middle and last) and date of birth. Several background checks will be performed before your appointment to assist in determining eligibility for the release of a firearm.

These checks can take several weeks and include:

  • Criminal History Check (on the applicant)
  • State Mental Health Checks (two are required by law)
  • Firearms Check (is the weapon stolen or has it been used in a crime)

The Property Room is unable to release firearms to individuals ineligible to possess weapons and you will be required to sign a form stating you are legally eligible to have weapons.

Note: Background checks are required for the release of any firearm. This is required even if you possess a Concealed Pistol License (CPL).


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