Sylvania Township holds property auctions on an as-needed basis, utilizing the services of the Internet auction provider, GovDeals.com. The auctions consist of assorted recovered, found, and unclaimed property items, as well as surplus equipment.
We also use GovDeals.com to sell abandoned, forfeited and township-owned motor vehicles as they become available.
The GovDeals website clearly spells out the terms and conditions of each item to be auctioned, as well as the item description, photos, and title information. All items are sold “as-is”, “where-is”, and must be picked up and payment received within the specified time frame. Interested bidders should review the online sales terms and conditions before placing a bid. Potential bidders who may not have a home computer can access the website, at no charge, through a computer at any of the branches of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. If you are not in the Lucas County area, check with your local library for access.
**Special Note for Abandoned Vehicles** Bidders should be aware that these vehicles will have salvage titles. Buyers from the State of Ohio will be given instructions on the inspection process in Ohio, bidders from other states should be aware of how the title will be handled through your state.
It is the responsibility of the Sylvania Township Police Department to manage and control all property accepted and stored in our property management facilities. Our department handles over 1,000 items each year and we ensure that all property will be stored, released and disposed of in accordance with department policy and procedures, as well as the Ohio Revised Code.
Whether property is found, taken in for safekeeping, or no longer needed for evidentiary purposes, we strive to return it to its rightful owner. If you have reason to believe our department is holding property belonging to you, we encourage you to contact the property-evidence manager at:
Once all police use of the property has been satisfied and it is approved for release, property may be obtained from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
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