Police auctions

We sell unclaimed property at police auctions.

Overview

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

Bicycle

Live in-person auction

Details

  • Location: Back parking lot of the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • 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. 

Visit online auction site

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, April 18, immediately following the auction. 
  • Payment and pick up will be in-person at the Property & Evidence Unit
  • We strongly recommend social distancing. 

 

General merchandise

Live in-person auction

Details

  • Location: Back parking lot of the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit
  • Thursday, June 13, 2024
  • 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. 

Visit online auction site

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, June 13, immediately following the auction. 
  • Payment and pick up will be in-person at the Property & Evidence Unit
  • We strongly recommend social distancing. 

 

Jewelry and collectables

Live in-person grab bag auction

Details

  • Location: Back parking lot of the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit 
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2024
  • 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. 
  • Merchandise:
    • Each bag contains multiple items
    • No single pieces sold

Visit online auction site

Auction terms

  • Cash and local checks only, must have proper Minnesota State ID or driver's license
  • Items not appraised or authenticated 
  • All items sold "as is" 
  • All sales final

Payment and pick up

  • Pick up on Thursday, Oct. 10, immediately following the auction. 
  • Payment and pick up will be in-person at the Property & Evidence Unit
  • We strongly recommend social distancing. 

Requirements

  • 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

Phone

612-673-2932

Address

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

Address

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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