Found Property

The Essex Police Department maintains a Property Room which includes items of Evidence and Found Property. There are Vermont State Laws that govern how to handle found property with a value of $3 or more.  We do not have a "Finder Keeper Law" in the State of Vermont.

In accordance with these laws the Essex Police Department will take custody of property found in Essex or Essex Junction, Vermont and work to identify and return the property to the rightful owner. If the owner is not identified and the property returned in 90 days, the Essex Police Department will dispose of the property in accordance with Vermont law and department policies.

Property Found List

The Essex Police does maintain a list of found property. If you believe our department has your property you can contact the Essex Police by calling 802-878-8331.