|Firearm Release Application||Claiming Firearms|
Any person who claims title to any firearm that is in the custody of the Beverly Hills Police Department and who wishes to have the firearm returned shall submit a Law Enforcement Gun Release Application to Department of Justice to determine if you are eligible to possess a firearm (Penal Code section 33850). It may take up to four to six weeks to process the application.
Once the letter is received, it must be provided to the Beverly Hills Police Department within 30 days, otherwise the process must be started again. Per Penal Code section 33875, firearms may be destroyed after 180 days if unclaimed.
For more information to determine if you are prohibited from owning firearms, click here.
There are four reasons firearms are taken into the custody of the Beverly Hills Police Department Property and Evidence Unit:
If demanded when a law enforcement officer serves a court order requiring surrender, the subject of the petition should give all firearms (including handguns, rifles, shotguns, and assault weapons) and ammunition to the law enforcement officer immediately. Otherwise, within 24 hours.
Evidence Related to a Crime:
Contact the Detective assigned to the investigation to request return of the firearm. Unclaimed Firearms – Notice of Rights Penal Code Section 33875:
Any firearm or other deadly weapon that has been taken into custody and held by any of the following law enforcement authorities for longer than 12 months, and has not been recovered by the owner or person who had lawful possession at the time it was taken into custody, shall be considered a nuisance and sold or destroyed as provided in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 18000 and subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 18005.