Chapter 1. Procedure For Taking Firearm Into Custody of California Penal Code >> Division 11. >> Title 4. >> Part 6. >> Chapter 1.
(a) When a firearm is taken into custody by a law
enforcement officer, the officer shall issue the person who possessed
the firearm a receipt describing the firearm, and listing any serial
number or other identification on the firearm.
(b) The receipt shall indicate where the firearm may be recovered,
any applicable time limit for recovery, and the date after which the
owner or possessor may recover the firearm pursuant to Chapter 2
(commencing with Section 33850).
(c) Nothing in this section is intended to displace any existing
law regarding the seizure or return of firearms.