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How do I claim my gun?
If the gun can legally be released, you must first obtain a clearance letter from the Department of Justice (DOJ). You can access their form online at the DOJ website, or we can send you a print copy in the mail. The process can take four to eight weeks. The clearance letter (confirming that you can legally possess a firearm) is valid for 30 days. You must make an appointment to retrieve your firearm before the letter expires. You must also bring a locking container for handguns. Ammo is not released at the same time as guns.

Contact the Property & Evidence Division at (510) 790-6920.

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