Police auctions

We sell unclaimed property at police auctions.


We sell unclaimed property at auction after:

  • Police have made every reasonable effort to reunite items with their owners.
  • The legal waiting period has passed. 

Upcoming auctions

General merchandise

Live in-person auction


  • Location: Back parking lot of the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023
  • Viewing from 4 to 6 pm.
  • Auction begins promptly at 6 pm. We expect it to end at approximately 8 pm.
  • There are no public restroom facilities available. Please plan accordingly. 

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Auction terms

  • Terms of the auction are cash and local checks only accepted with proper Minnesota State ID or driver's license.
  • All auction items sold "as is."
  • All sales are final.

Payment and pick up

  • Pick up on Thursday, October 19, immediately following the auction. 
  • Payment and pick up will be in-person at the Property & Evidence Unit
  • We strongly recommend social distancing. 



  • We require a photo ID to register.
  • We sell all items as is.

Payment requirements:

  • We accept cash or local check only.
  • We require a Minnesota driver’s license or State ID with check purchases.
  • The driver’s license or ID address must match the address on the check.

Bicycle auction video

Learn more about Minneapolis Police Department auctions. Auction dates shown in video are from 2016.

Contact us

Property & Evidence Unit

Minneapolis Police Department




3100 N. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
(Corner of Lowry & N. Second St.)
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Public service hours (in person)

Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Phone service hours

Noon – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Minneapolis Police Department


City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 130
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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