Property Pick Up

Former Detainees

As of January 1, 2015, all valuable property, for detainees released from Rikers Island, has been centralized for pick up at the Samuel L. Perry Center.  You can retrieve your valuable property 24/7 without an appointment.
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Detainees discharged from any Rikers Island facility must schedule an appointment to pick up their bulk property at the Samuel L. Perry Center. You must request a property pickup appointment within 30 days of your release.

Call 311 (the NYC Information Line) to schedule the appointment. You will need to provide your book and case number or New York State identification number (NYSID). When you call you will be given a three-day period during which you can pickup the property, beginning at 12:00 p.m. three business days after you schedule the appointment with 311. The Samuel L. Perry Center Property Pick-up Area is always open.

Detainees discharged from the Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC) or the Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC), do not need an appointment to pick up their property but may do so anytime the facility's cashier office is open.

Mon-Fri 8:00 am  -  6:00 pm
Sat-Sun 8:00 am  -  1:00 pm

Mon-Fri 8:00 am  -  8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 8:00 am  -  4:00 pm

As these hours may change, it's a good idea to call the facility's cashier office before visiting to verify the hours of operation.

MDC 212-225-7414
VCBC 718-579-8311

Friends and Family

Friends and family of detainees may pickup property belonging to a former or current detainee, but must have prior authorization.

If the detainee is still incarcerated, the detainee must complete an Inmate Property Release Form at the facility, authorizing you to take the property. If the detainee is housed at MDC or VCBC, call the facility to check their hours and to verify that the detainee has completed the form. If the detainee is housed on Rikers Island, call 311 to schedule the appointment. You should also call the Samuel L. Perry Center Property Pick-up Area at 718-546-8811 (or alternate ext. 8812 or 8813) before going there, to verify that they have received the authorization form from the detainee.

If the detainee has been discharged, you must have a notarized letter from the detainee, giving you permission to pick up the property; bring the notarized letter when picking up the property. You will still need to check the hours for MDC or VCBC, or, to schedule an appointment with 311 for bulk property on Rikers Island.