Reclaim your gun

We explain how to get your gun or other firearm back from the police.

Requirements

Background check

  • To get your firearm back, you must clear a background investigation. 
  • To start your background check, call the Firearm Release Hotline.
  • After the police clear you to begin a background check, we will contact you about forms and instructions.
  • After you pass your background check, we will contact to claim your firearm.

How to pick up your gun or firearm 

  • Appointment: You must make an appointment to pick up your firearm. Contact the Minneapolis Police Department Property and Evidence Unit to make an appointment.
  • Valid ID: You must present a valid Minnesota driver's license or Minnesota state identification card. We do not accept any other identification.
  • Out of state: We ship only to law enforcement agencies. If you are from out of state, you must contact your local law enforcement agency to arrange shipment.

Contact us

Police Property & Evidence Unit

Phone

612-673-2932

Address

3100 Second St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Public service hours (in person)

Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Phone service hours

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Police Property & Evidence Warehouse

Phone

612-673-2932

Address

3100 Second St. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
 
(Corner of Lowry & Second St. N.)

Get directions

Public service hours (main office)

Noon – 6 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Phone service hours (main office)

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Firearm Release Hotline

Minneapolis Police Department

Phone

612-673-3939

Minneapolis Police Department

Phone

612-673-3000

Address

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

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday