The vehicle’s owner must pay all tickets that are in judgment and penalties and interest to redeem the vehicle. Towed vehicles are sold at auction if they are not redeemed after ten business days from the date. Proceeds from the auction, after expenses, are used to pay the judgment debt. Expenses may include fees for execution ($75), poundage, storage, booting, towing, advertisement costs, auctioneer and plate removal. All vehicles are sold "as is” and the purchaser must pick them up where they are located.
Private Asset Auctions
The Sheriff may sell real or personal property to satisfy an unpaid money judgment. Auction dates are advertised in New York City newspapers and are posted in each county's Sheriff's and Clerk's offices. The money from a Private Asset Auction goes to the creditor.