Seized Firearm Information

Procedure to Claim Seized Firearm

The Frederick Police Department conducts history checks on all firearms it seizes and on all persons requesting a return of their firearm.

Claim your Firearm(s)

You will need to contact the Frederick Police Department's Records Section between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 301-600-2128 or 301-600-6212, and obtain a Request for Return of Firearms (PDF) form. The Request for Return of Firearms form must be completed fully, signed, notarized, and returned to the:
Frederick Police Department
Attention Records Section
100 W Patrick Street
Frederick MD 21701

After Submitting the Claim

After the officer who seized the firearm approves its release, the Records Section will use the Request for Return of Firearms form to complete a pre-release background check. Please note, after the authorization for release, the background processes may take an additional 30 days to complete. You will be notified with the status of your request after the checks have been completed.