Clearance Letters

What is a Clearance Letter?

A Clearance Letter is a formal document from the Minneapolis Police Department attesting that an individual does not have an arrest record with the Minneapolis Police Department. This document is notarized, certified and printed on department letterhead. See Sample Minneapolis Clearance Letter (pdf).

What is a Clearance Letter used for?

Clearance letters are often required for:

How do I get a Clearance Letter?

To request in person, come to:

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5 th Street, Room 31
Minneapolis, MN 55415


Mail your request and payment to:

Minneapolis Police Department
Records Information Unit
350 S. 5 th Street, Room 31
Minneapolis, MN 55415


How do I get a Clearance Letter from the county, state or federal Government?

Hennepin County Clearance

Contact the Hennepin County Sheriff at the Public Safety Facility, 401 South 4 th Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415, (612) 348-5112.

State of Minnesota Clearance

Contact the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

National Clearance

Contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for an FBI Identification Record Request.

Authentications and Apostilles through the MN Secretary of State

Apostille Certification

Last updated Jun 20, 2018



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