Due to the large volume of requests made to this department and the various agencies involved who must approve the request (prosecutor, court system, investigators, etc), a minimum of 15 days is required to process your request. No property will be returned until all agencies involved have approved the request.
Property will be released between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. You will be notified when the property is available to be released.
According to State and Federal regulations, there are reasons why we may not release the weapon requested. Some of the reasons may include but are not limited to the requesting person having:
a felony conviction
weapon is evidence in an ongoing investigation
You can fill out the Request for Release of Weapon electronically or obtain a copy at the front desk of the police department located at 303 E. 3rd Street, Joplin, Missouri.