The Property Office receives and stores all public property,
including vehicles that come into the possession of the Vancouver
Police Department. This consists of evidence exhibits, safekeeping
articles or simply found items.
When all investigative and judicial processes are concluded,
the property is returned to the lawful owner or disposed of as per
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I drop off found property?
Found property can be dropped off at 2010 Glen Drive from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (closed statutory holidays).
How long is found property held before the finder can claim
Found property is returned to the lawful owner as soon as
possible. If the owner cannot be determined or located and all
investigation is concluded, the finder can claim the article after 90
days. The finder can check on the status of the property by calling the
Property Office at (604) 717-2726 after 60 days. Some items such as
prohibited articles or identification cannot be claimed. Prisoner
Property for safekeeping is held for 90 days before it is disposed of.
When are public auctions of unclaimed property held?
At least once a year an auction is held to dispose of
unclaimed property. Articles include bicycles, jewellery and
general merchandise. Vehicles are not sold at this auction. Goods are
assembled into Lots and each Lot is sold in its entirety to the highest
How is a found bicycle picked up?
The public can report found bicycles to (604) 717-3321.
How do I find out if a bicycle or a vehicle has been reported stolen to police?
You can do a search on the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), a database used by all police agencies in Canada.
Has my vehicle been seized?
Please call (604) 717-2726 if you believe the VPD has seized
your vehicle for any follow-up investigation.
When is the next public auction of unclaimed property?
Check back in Spring 2017 for the date of our next auction.