Property & Evidence Warehouse
410 N Waco
Wichita, KS 67202
7am - 4pm (M-F)
(316) 303-8220 (Office)
(316) 303-8222 (Impounded Vehicles)
The mission statement of the Property & Evidence Section of the Technical Services Bureau is to provide the Wichita Police Department with professional service in the intake, storage, handling and disposal of all evidence, found and personal property. Secondly to provide the public with their property in the most timely manner legally possible.
The Property & Evidence Section is responsible for maintaining care and custody of all evidence, personal and found property submitted by the police department. Inventory is kept by logging all properties in the computer system. Property and Evidence auctions all unclaimed properties via the internet. Quarterly the Property & Evidence Section auctions unclaimed vehicles.
- Receiving, processing, and storing of property and evidence.
- Identification and return of evidence and property to rightful owners.
- Provide access to evidence for Officers and Detectives for review or criminal trials.
- Maintain and return personal property to prisoners incarcerated in Sedgwick County Jail.
- Return found property to rightful owners.
- Maintain records for vehicles that are impounded by Wichita Police Department.
- Send notifications to owners of impounded vehicles.
Property auctions are now viewed year round via internet site. Please log on to PropertyRoom.com to see all Wichita Police property being auctioned.
The City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, now sells vehicles online via Purple Wave. When the owners of impounded vehicles fail to pay the removal storage incurred, these vehicles and any personal property contained therein, will be sold online.
PropertyRoom Purple Wave
Procedures for Claiming Your property
If your property was taken as evidence in a case, you will need to obtain a release from the case detective that has been assigned to your case. The case detective will route the release to our office if your property can be released. Please allow forty-eight (48) hours for this release to reach our office at 410 N Waco.
NO property will be released without proper identification!
Valid photo identification (any government-issued driver's license, state-issued identification card, military ID, passport, etc.) is required when you retrieve your property.
Claiming property as finders property
If you are the finder of property you turned over to the Wichita Police Department, you can claim the property after thirty (30) days. You will need to provide the police department case number from the incident you reported the property found. Per policy, guns are not able to be claimed.
Procedures for claiming your vehicle
You will need to have a current registration per state law (K.S.A., 8-1103) and valid photo identification to claim your vehicle. If you are picking up a vehicle that is registered in someone's name other than yourself, they will need to bring valid photo identification along with a completed and notarized Vehicle Release Form (this form is also available at Property & Evidence) from the owner giving them permission to pick up your vehicle plus the current registration. Note: A notary is not available at the Wichita Police Department (including Property & Evidence).
If your vehicle has been involved in a crime and has a hold placed on it, you will need to contact the case detective to obtain a release. The release can be faxed to the tow lot that holds your vehicle.
If you are protesting your impound fees, you will need to contact Municipal Court at (316) 268-4629 to set up an impound hearing. You have five (5) business days after your vehicle has been impounded to obtain a hearing.