Columbus Police Property Room

Columbus Police Property Room
724 E. Woodrow Ave.
Columbus, OH 43207
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Phone: (614) 645-4736
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Closed on Holidays)
Auction Hours: See Schedule Below

If you have items at the Property Room, you will be notified by mail when those items are available to be released.  Once you receive the letter, please proceed to the Property Room (in person) with a valid state ID, military ID or a valid passport along with the letter you received. If you reside out of state and have items to be released from the Property Room, it is recommended that you contact the Property Room at (614) 645-4736 before proceeding to the Property Room to ensure you have all necessary paperwork and avoid unnecessary travel.

You must be the owner of the listed property for it to be released to you.  If you are not the owner please see the below section on Power of Attorneys.  Contraband will not be released.  If the property is a firearm, the process will take a few days whereas a background check will be completed on the owner and/or the person picking up the firearm before the firearm will be released. Please contact the property room regarding firearms release. (Please see the "Firearm Background Check" section within the "Power of Attorney Issues & Releases" document below.) Background checks are NOT conducted on the same day as pick up.

If you feel you have items at the Property Room but have not received a letter, please contact the officer or detective involved in your case to determine the status of your property.  If you do not have a contact number, you can contact the Police Information Desk at (614) 645-4760 for further assistance.

If you are the administrator of a decedent’s estate, please refer the attachment section below on Probate requirements or visit the Franklin County Probate site, HERE.

Accepted forms of Identification:


The follow forms of identification are the ONLY means of identification that will be accepted at the Property Room for release of property: (NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED; NO EXECPTIONS)

  • Valid state ID or Driver’s License
  • Valid Military ID
  • Valid Passport


Property Room Auction Information:

Public viewing of the items for auction is from 9:00am to 10:00am on the day of the auction. All auctions begin at 10:00am.  All items purchased must be removed from the facility immediately following the auction.  Cash is the only form of payment accepted for items that are purchased.


Property Room Auction 2024 Schedule:

  • March 2
  • June 15
  • September 14
  • November 16



Power of Attorney Issues & Releases(PDF, 1MB)

Sample Power of Attorney Form(PDF, 322KB)

Guide to Retrieving a Decedents Property(PDF, 128KB)