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It is not illegal for people to panhandle or beg in Edina. They are protected by the First Amendment and may stand passively and display signs on public property.
Tips for Residents and VisitorsIf you are approached by a panhandler or someone soliciting money, the following tips may be helpful:
If you would like to help people in need, donate wisely to the organizations that exist to help them. You can get the most positive results from your donation if you donate to charitable organizations.
A variety of resources and non-profit partners are available in Edina to provide food resources, assist with housing needs, and assess physical and mental health needs. Donating to these organizations helps support long-term solutions.
Questions?If you have further questions about panhandling in Edina, call the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.
Fingerprinting services are available on Wednesday evenings between 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Edina Police Department by appointment only based on the next available opening only. Times cannot be selected. Services are only available to Edina residents or teachers. Bring proof of residency and/or proof of employment (for Edina Public Schools). There is a $15 fee for the first card, $5 for each additional card.
For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.edinamn.gov/1768/Book-An-Appointment or call 952-826-1610. Please note, fingerprinting could be delayed or cancelled without notice due to the availability of the fingerprint machine.
We have no permit requirements. Alarm subscribers are assessed a fee for each false alarm to which the Police Department responds. A false alarm is defined by the responding officer as one in which an alarm was activated and the cause of the activation was not criminal activity. The fee for the first false alarm is $25; the second, third and fourth alarms in the calendar year are $110 each. The fifth and subsequent alarms in a calendar year are billed at $200.
For other alarm questions, call the main line during business hours at 952-826-1610.
The City required peddlers and solicitors carry and display a permit.
View the application and return it to the Edina Police Department, 4801 W. 50th St. Do not sign the application until you bring it into the Police Department. Make sure to have two passport-like photos, brochures/credentials, check or cash in the amount of $30 and your State-issued ID.
Once the application is reviewed and approved, you will need to pick up your badge. Permits allow soliciting in the City of Edina for 14 consecutive days. If you would like to continue for longer than 14 days, you will need to resubmit everything.
For more information, please contact the Edina Police Department’s non-emergency line at 952-826-1610.
You need to call 911 if there are any injuries or if public property is damaged in the accident. Police do not have to be called for minor property damage accidents.
Payment can be made online, in mail, in person or over the phone with the Violations Bureau. If you would like to contest the citation you must also contact the Violations Bureau.
For more details about how to pay or contest a citation visit the Hennepin County Violations Bureau website.
District Court Administratorc/o Violations Bureau300 South Sixth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55487-0014
Phone: (612) 348-2040
You must apply in person during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends. Please bring your driver’s license or other identification as it may be required to release the report.
For copies of reports, there is no charge for the first 10 pages. After that, the charge is 25 cents per page.
For more information, please call 952-826-1610.
Yes, juveniles may not be present in any public place or business open to the public according to the following schedule:
For more information, please view City Code Chapter 22, Division 2.
Call Police Administration at 952-826-1610 during business hours (8am-4:30pm) if you lost something in Edina. Property that is confiscated can only be claimed by contacting Property and Evidence Technician Krystal Ludgate for an appointment at 952-826-0472. Unclaimed items are regularly auctioned at Surplus Liquidation Auctions.
The best way is to fill out the Edina Police Department Commendation Form.
This way we can track the compliments and ensure they are passed along to those your are commending and their supervisors. We might also use the information as the basis for an official commendation or other recognition.
You can also find the form via the shortcut EdinaMN.gov/ThankPolice.
Yes. The Edina Police Department Complaint Form is for reporting allegations of misconduct by any Police Department staff member.
You can also find this form via the shortcut EdinaMN.gov/PoliceComplaint.
An application for a permit to purchase a firearm must be completed in person at the Edina Police Department office at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays except City holidays.
You must be an Edina resident. Residents of other cities/jurisdictions should contact their respective agencies for the process where they live.
You may fill out the application in advance (see this PDF from the Department of Public Safety) but DO NOT SIGN IT. You must sign it in person at the Police Department and show proper identification.
The completed transfer form (see above link) for a weapon can be submitted in the following ways:
For small quantities of medication, the Edina Police Department provides medication disposal bags residents can use in their homes to discard medication. Each bag allow for the disposal of up to 90 pills, 12 ounces of liquid medication of 12 transdermal patches. The bags contain activated carbon, which neutralizes the medication and prevents it from contaminating groundwater and drinking water.
How to properly dispose of medication in the disposal bags:
Get a Medication Disposal Bag
Medication disposal bags are available for pickup Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Police Department and Fire Station Number 1.
Large or small quantities of medications can be disposed of at any of Hennepin County’s six drop-box locations.
Approximately 19,000 registered predatory offenders lived in Minnesota as of January 2020. State law limits public notification of sex offenders to what’s known as Level 3 offenders, those who are deemed more likely to reoffend.
Search for Level 3 offenders by city, county, name or zip code on the state’s sex offender tracking site.
If a Level 3 offender moved in to Edina, that would require a community notification meeting and a public notice published in the Edina Sun-Current along with other notification methods.
Learn more about community notification and how to protect your family from sex offenders on the state’s Community Notification information page.
For more information, contact Edina Police Detective Kenna Dick at 952-826-0491. For information about noncompliant registered predatory offenders, see the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension site.
Mandated reporters, designated facility reporters, law enforcement, counties, and lead investigative agencies must complete all required fields and submit the report when complete to meet a duty as a mandated reporter under MS626.5572 Subdivision 16. Fill out an online report.
From November 1 through March 31, all vehicles must be off the streets between 1 and 6 a.m. In addition, no vehicle may be parked in any street after a snowfall of at least 1.5 inches until the street has been plowed to its full width. For more information, please call 952-826-1610.
The Crime Fund is a non-profit, tax-exempt community organization that is operated by members of the community. The K-9 unit and Neighbors Home Watch are examples of valuable programs funded through the Crime Prevention Fund. For questions, please call 952-826-1610 during business hours Monday through Friday. You may contribute to the Edina Crime Prevention Fund by visiting the Edina Crime Fund.