Clark County will host a spring government surplus auction at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
The auctions, held three times a year, feature items used or acquired by area police and government agencies including cars, trucks, computers, office equipment, electronics and other lost and found items from McCarran International Airport. The County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold are posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com and get updated regularly as the date of the sale approaches.
The three-day, preview and pre-registration period will be Wednesday, May 11, through Friday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone planning to participate in the live auction to bid on vehicles or miscellaneous items must register as a bidder on site at the TNT Auction trailer set up on the auction grounds.
“Our auctions are very popular with the public,” said David Johnson, manager of the County’s Automotive Services Division, which oversees the sales. “The preview period is a great opportunity to pre-register as a bidder, and check out many of the items that will be sold. We’ll even let you sit in the vehicles and start them up, which is something we can’t do on auction day.”
To become a registered bidder, participants need to present a valid ID. There is no cost to register. Upon winning a bid on auction day, payment is due in the form of cash, cashier’s checks, credit cards, debit cards, traveler’s checks or money orders. YouTube videos in English and Spanish are posted on the County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov to walk interested participants through the process.
An exception for on-site registration is if you plan to participate in the online portion of the vehicle auction, which is conducted at the same time as the on-site vehicle auction. Miscellaneous items are sold on site only during a live, separate auction that is conducted at the same time as the vehicle auction. Anyone who plans to bid for vehicles online must register in advance of the sale online through TNT’s website. If you register online for the vehicle auction, you must bid online.
The last and largest auction of 2016 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the same Stephanie Street location. In 2015 the auctions raised $4.9 million for participating governmental entities, including $2.6 million for Clark County agencies. Each auction drew an average of 1,848 bidders.