Auctions & Seized Vehicles

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The Police Community Services Technician (CST) receives, prepares, and maintains recovered evidence and property, court-related evidence claiming, and plans and coordinates City auctions of surplus police property and seized vehicles. 

Questions may be directed to the CST, by calling 630-393-3044, Monday through Wednesday, and Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or on Thursday, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Claiming Evidence: If a court case evidence item is to be returned to it’s owner or designated party, a court issued Order must be presented. Only items listed on that Order will be returned to the individual designated in that document. Once a court Order has been issued, please contact the CST to make an appointment to retrieve the items.  Photo identification will be required

Seized Vehicle Procedures:  If a vehicle is seized under Article 36, it is entered into the DuPage County court system and falls under the jurisdiction of the State’s Attorney’s Office. The seizure becomes a civil case and the determination of the seizure is made by a judge. This case is separate and apart from the criminal case. All communication by the police department regarding the vehicle is sent to the registered owner/lien holder. There are three possible outcomes of an Article 36 seizure:

  1. The vehicle is either returned to the owner
  2. The vehicle is returned to the lien holder
  3. The vehicle is awarded to the arresting police agency

A vehicle owner may pick up personal property from a seized vehicle by contacting the CST to make arrangements.

If the vehicle is ordered (1) returned to the owner or (2) lien holder, all fines must be paid and an appointment made for the release of the vehicle. A copy of the court order, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance are required if the vehicle is to be driven away.  

If the vehicle is awarded to the (3) police department, it will be processed through the City’s auction procedure and auctioned by Obenauf Auctions.  

Surplus City or Unclaimed Property:  All property will be disposed of according to City procedure and/or will be auctioned through PropertyRoom.com.