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

Online auction


  • Monday, August 16, 2021 - General merchandise photos, viewing online
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 - Preview time in-person from 4 to 6 pm only at the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit
  • Monday, August 23, 2021 - Online auction begins at 8 am
  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 - Auction closes at 7 pm
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021 - Payments received and items picked up by winners

Visit online auction site


General merchandise in-person viewing is August 19, 2021, from 4 to 6 pm. The auction is only online.

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 are sold "as is."
  • All sales are final. 

General auction winning bids

Winners will be notified through the auction site. The highest bid wins.

Payment and pick up date

  • Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9 am to 12 pm noon only.
  • Bring your receipt for items won to the Minneapolis Police Department Property & Evidence Unit.
  • Payment will be accepted in-person. We will distribute items won immediately upon payment. 
  • No items will be shipped or delivered to winners. You must be present to accept items. 
  • We encourage wearing face masks. 
  • We strongly recommend social distancing. 


  • We require a photo ID to register.
  • We sell all items as is.
  • We are holding online auctions at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

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Learn more about Minneapolis Police Department auctions.

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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Monday – Friday

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Minneapolis, MN 55415

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