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About Reports & Permits

REPORTS

Police Report

To obtain a copy of an Edina Police report, print the “Document Request” form and submit it in person to Edina Police Department at 4801 W. 50th Street, Edina, MN 55424. Requests will be processed in the order they are received unless a specific time is indicated. Normal turnaround time is one to five days. There is no charge for the first 10 pages, thereafter 25 cents per page.

State and Federal laws regulate the release of law enforcement data. Keep in mind the following classifications when you are requesting information. Only the public information will be released unless you qualify as the subject of the data.

Government information is classified as either Public, Private or Confidential information.

Public data can be accessed by presenting a request in person at the Edina Police Department during normal business hours. You will need to supply pertinent information such as date, time, or address, and/or case number of the report information you are requesting. Please remember that all information on a report is not public information. You will be given only the information that is public.

Private data can be accessed only by the person who is the subject of the data. There may be some information in a report that is public, but only the subject of the data can receive the rest of the information. Private data can be accessed by presenting a request and showing your identification at the front counter of the Police Department.

Confidential data can only be accessed by persons specifically authorized.


Accident Report

There are two types of reports regarding an accident:

A citizen’s report is the state report form filled out by the individual(s) involved in the accident. It is sent to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS). A copy of this report can be accessed through the DVS website.

A police report is completed by the law enforcement agent present at the accident scene. A copy of this report can be obtained by applying at the Police Department in person with a valid ID between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All reports are private information and only available to those involved in the accident or an authorized agent, such as an insurance company or an attorney with a signed release from the party involved.


PERMITS


Permit to Purchase a Handgun

To apply for a permit to purchase a handgun, you must be a current City of Edina resident and show a current Driver’s License with picture ID. You need to complete the five-page “Permit to Purchase” form found at http://www.dps.state.mn.us/bca/Forms/Documents/MNUniformFirearmApp.pdf or at the Police Department.
This form must be SIGNED and DATED IN PERSON at the EDINA POLICE DEPARTMENT. There is no charge. Permits will be issued approximately seven business days after receipt of application.

Permit to Carry a Handgun

To apply for a permit to carry a handgun, contact the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office, 612-348-8008 or online or at the Gun Permit Unit, Room 26, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415.

Permit for Peddler & Solicitors
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The City of Edina requires that all Peddlers and Solicitors secure a permit prior to beginning business in the City. The Ordinance defines a Peddler as any person with no fixed place of business who goes from residence to residence offering wares or merchandise for sale. A Solicitor is defined as any person who goes from residence to residence soliciting or taking orders for goods or services.

You are required to complete and submit in person to the Edina Police Department an application describing the type of business and the goods or services you are offering and a recent photograph. The Police Department will review your application and, upon approval, a permit will be issued to you.

The permit is valid for 14 calendar days, which days must be consecutive and begin within 30 calendar days of the date the permit was issued. You must wear the permit on your person in a visible place.

You may not solicit at any residence that displays a placard at the primary entrance to their home, stating “Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited.”

A complete copy of Edina Ordinance Section 1311.01 through 1311.07 can be found online.

Nonprofit Solicitation Application

The City of Edina requires that all nonprofit organizations register at the Police Department prior to beginning business within the City. A nonprofit organization is defined as one established for philanthropic, religious or educational purposes.

You are required to complete and submit in person an application for registration. Upon approval by the Chief of Police, individuals who are peddling or soliciting on behalf of a nonprofit organization must carry on their person a government issued identification such as a drivers’ license and written credentials stating the name of the organization and its’ purpose. Registrations are valid for 90 days after issuance date.

You may only solicit between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Any type of harassment, nuisance, theft, deceit, or menacing is strictly prohibited, and upon the request of the property owner you must depart from the premises immediately. You may not solicit at any residence that displays a placard at the primary entrance to their home, stating “Peddlers and Solicitors Prohibited.”

A complete copy of Edina Ordinance Section 1311.01 through 1311.07 can be found online.