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. To claim your Firearm(s): you will need to contact the Frederick Police Department’s Records Section between 8:30 am & 4:00 pm M-F at 301-600-2128 or 301-600-6212, and obtain a “Request for Return of Firearms” form or you can click on link below. The “Request for Return of Firearms” form must be completed fully, signed, notarized, and returned to the Frederick Police Department, Attention Records Section, 100 West Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701. After the officer who seized the firearm approves its release, the Records Section will use the “Request for Return of Firearm” 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.