The Seaside Police Department Property Room is staffed by the Police Services Assistant (PSA). The PSA is primarily responsible for the intake, processing, safeguarding, and disposal of evidence, property, and found items.
To pick up your property you must make an appointment by calling (831)899-6754. Appointments are scheduled Tuesday and Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call to schedule an appointment in advance.
Citizens, who have been arrested and have had to leave their personal property such as bicycles and backpacks with the Seaside Police Department, are encouraged to pick up their items as soon as possible after discharge from the Jail. After 60 days, a letter will be sent to the owner at the address given at the time of arrest and a deadline of 15 calendar days will be given for pick-up. After that time, the items are disposed of as appropriate.
The Property room acquires many items that are found and turned in at the Police Department. Of special note are bicycles, which are extremely difficult to reunite with the rightful owners.
The Seaside Police Department has an agreement with PropertyBureau.com, Inc to have the Internet Auction Services company dispose of unclaimed and surplus property.
Seaside Municipal Code Chapter 2.48 "Public Auction of Unclaimed Property" and Chapter 2.49 "Disposal of Surplus Items" allow for the disposal of items through an auctioneer. In order to reach a wider market and get a better price for these items, the auction will be conducted on the Internet. Proceeds will be placed in the general fund of the City of Seaside.
Interested persons may view the items and submit their bids by logging onto Property Room.
Register Your Items
In addition to the auction site, Property Bureau maintains a nationwide registry available to the general public for recovering lost or stolen goods. The Police Department provides the company the serial number of each item and the Property Bureau checks those numbers against their national registry. If there is a match, Property Bureau contacts the owner and returns the item. To register your lost or stolen items, visit the Property Room.