Procedure for Firearm Release

Firearms that are eligible to be released to the rightful owner are done so only after the federally-mandated background check is completed. This requires the owner to complete an Application For Release of Firearm [pdf] and attest to the accuracy of the information contained therein. One application must be completed per firearm.

The owner should call (336) 726-7285 to schedule an appointment with Evidence Management staff to claim their property. The owner will need to provide a completed Firearm Application and proper photo identification. The background check can take up to one week to complete; once competed and the standards to release are met, an Evidence Specialist will contact the owner for pick-up.

Property can be retrieved at 1200 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

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