Property & Evidence

Prisoner Property:

Prisoner property can be released to the arrested person or an authorized person with the gold Madison Heights Police Prisoner Property release/waiver form.  If another person is designated to pick up prisoner property, the form must be signed by the arrested person and a witness.  If this form is not available, the arrested person may draft a letter that must be signed and notarized by a notary public authorizing an alternate person to pick up their property.  Prisoner property must be claimed from the Madison Heights Police Department within 60 days of the date of arrest, or it will be subject to disposal according to state law.  

Evidence & Other Property:

Property seized as evidence is generally releasable after the case has been adjudicated and the appeal period has past, which is generally 180 days after date of conviction.  Found property or property held for safekeeping may be released during normal property room hours.   Inquiries about evidence or property may be directed to the Property Officer at (248)837-2758.

Release of Firearms:

 State and Federal Law prohibit the release of any firearm to persons who meet one of the following general criteria:

  1. The person has a felony conviction on their record.
  2. The person has been convicted of Domestic Violence out of any jurisdiction
  3. The person has a Mental Order on their record.
  4. The person is subject of a valid PPO or Conditional Bond Release
  5. The firearm was used in the commission of crime that was prosecuted under State Law.

A background check will be performed to ensure the person requesting the firearm is able to lawfully receive it. Persons wishing to retrieve a firearm must provide a valid ID and proof of ownership at the time of release.  Questions regarding the release of firearms may be directed to the Property Officer at (248) 837-2758.

Police Property Auctions:

The Madison Heights Police Department will periodically auction items separate from the Auto Auction. The Department uses for all property auctions.  Their web site can be found at

Property Room Hours:

Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only.
Please contact the Property Officer at (248)837-2758 to schedule an appointment.