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, July 14, 2022
  • The auction will be held outside rain or shine.
  • 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, July 14, 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, September 15, 2022
  • The auction will be held outside rain or shine.
  • 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, September 15, 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.

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 – 4 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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