How do I get my property back from the Gainesville Police Department?
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If your property was collected and has not been submitted as evidence, you may call our office to set up an appointment to obtain your property at (352) 334-2439 between M-F regular business hours. A valid picture identification, such as a driver`s license or ID card, that shows a current address and your date of birth, will need to be presented at the time you retrieve your property. If your property has been submitted as evidence, it can only be released with permission from the detective or state attorney handling the case. Once the authorization for release has been obtained, you may call our unit and set up an appointment. You will need a picture ID, as indicated above, to retrieve your property.
If you are unable to claim your property yourself, you may authorize a family member/friend to pick it up for you. They MUST present an official notarized letter from you, giving them permission to do so. They must present a valid picture identification, such as a driver`s license or ID card, that shows a current address and date of birth when they come to claim your property.