The Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s Evidence Room is a secured area used to store seized property, stolen property, and evidence used during court proceedings. It is located in the Lower Level of the Montgomery County Courts Building. In 2017, the Evidence Room took in various items admitted into evidence on over 700 criminal and civil cases. Examples of items stored in the Evidence Room include civil documents, such as employment contracts and property lease agreements, along with criminal case materials like firearms and narcotics.
Items are maintained in the Evidence Room pursuant to the Court Order & Entry dated August 05, 2015, unless returned to a party to the case. Please see the FAQ section for information regarding the release of evidence/property.
How do I retrieve evidence?
In order to retrieve evidence that has been admitted during a felony court proceeding, a party must file a motion and proposed order requesting the release of the evidence. The motion must be specific as to the evidence being requested, whether the request is to have the original evidence released or a copy of the evidence, and the name of the person who will be retrieving the evidence.
If the motion is granted, the party will need to contact the evidence room staff directly to schedule a time to receive the evidence.
Can I review evidence that has been admitted on a felony case?
Any request to review evidence can be submitted directly to the evidence room staff.
A reviewer cannot remove evidence or make copies of evidence without a court order.
How do I contact the evidence room?
The evidence room may be contacted via email at email@example.com.
Evidence pickup/review must be scheduled in advance.