Why does it take so long for me to get my property back?
Property booked in as evidence of a crime is held for 90 days past the date of sentencing or dismissal. If no charges are filed, property is held until the statute of limitations has expired (3 years for most felony cases, 1 year for misdemeanor cases) or the investigator of the case authorizes the release of the property, whichever is sooner.

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1. If I find a bicycle and turn it in can I later claim it?
2. If I find and turn in any other property (i.e. money, jewelry, etc.), may I later claim it?
3. Why must I make an appointment to claim my property?
4. I have a court order that requires Santa Rose Police Department to return my property, why do I still need an appointment?
5. Why does it take so long for me to get my property back?
6. How do I get my firearm(s) back?