Firearms & Ammunition Disposal

To dispose of any unwanted firearms and/or ammunition, you may turn them in to the police department. Please follow these important safety instructions:
  • Make sure your firearm(s) are unloaded.
  • Lock your firearm(s) in a secure container.
  • Ammunition should be placed in a box or specific ammunition can.
  • Upon transport, lock the firearm(s) in the trunk of your car and store the ammunition in either the glove box and/or the interior compartment area.
  • Drive straight to the police department located at:
    965 Sonoma Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Park and lock your car in front of the Public Safety Building and go inside and ask for instructions.
  • Upon arrival, make contact with front counter personnel. Tell them that you want to turn in your firearm(s) and/or ammunition for destruction.


If you should ever encounter any type of military ordinance and/or explosives such as grenades, pipe bombs, sticks of dynamite, or containers of gun powder - do not touch! None of these types of munitions should be considered safe regardless of size or packaging.

Contact the police department by calling 707-528-5222. Let the police assess the situation to see if this is a job for the bomb squad.