Vehicle Auction Instructions

Bidding
Vehicles will be bid on using their assigned lot number.  Be sure you know the lot number of the vehicle(s) you want to bid on.

  1. Bidding starts at $100 per vehicle.

    Bid AmountIncrements
    Between $100 - $500At least $25 (ex. $125, $150, etc.)
    Between $501 to $1,000At least $50 (ex. $550, $600, etc.)
    Over $1,000At least $100 (ex. $1,100, $1,200, etc.)






  2. Vehicles are sold to the highest bidder. Each sale is final once the highest bid is accepted.
  3. If there is a dispute about the highest bid between two or more bidders, the bidding process will begin again.
  4. The Department of Finance and/or the Sheriff (or their representative) may refuse any bid and cancel the sale at any time.

After You Have Purchased A Vehicle at Auction

  1. You must pay with cash in full, including sales tax, as soon as the sale is final. We will waive sales tax if you present a resale certificate.
  2. In many cases, you may need to tow the auctioned vehicles from the yard. Vehicle keys are not available.
  3. You must remove the vehicle from the tow yard by 5:00pm on the day of the auction or you will be charged a storage fee of $20 per day. If you do not take the vehicle within 96 hours after 5:00pm of the auction date, it will be considered abandoned and will be removed.
  4. Once you remove a vehicle from the tow yard, you cannot park it on the street or drive it unless the owner has proper registration and license plates. This is required by New York State Law.
  5. You must take the Certificate of Sale to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a title issued in your name. We only issue one certificate of sale per owner – no exceptions.  We cannot issue duplicates for second copies or replacements of the original.
  6. The Department of Motor Vehicles may consider the vehicle as salvage. This means the vehicle may have to be examined before a new title and/or registration is issued.
  7. The tow yard may charge a tow fee to remove a purchased vehicle from the yard.