The Sheriff of Lehigh County is in possession of firearms and other weapons seized pursuant to protection from Abuse orders which defendants or their heirs, successors, or assigns may be entitled to reclaim. A defendant, heir, successor, or assign reclaiming a weapon will be required to show two forms of I.D. at the Lehigh County Sheriff's Office and be cleared through Pennsylvania Instant Check System.
Pursuant to an Order of court issued in 2017-J-62, any weapons unclaimed by December 29, 2017, may thereafter be disposed of in a manner to be determined by the Sheriff. Additionally, several personal property and/or contraband items left at the Courthouse security screening entrance as of December 31, 2016 remain unclaimed. To recover this property, contact the Lehigh county Sheriff's Office with proof of ownership before December 29, 2017, or said property will be destroyed.
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