Clark County will host the last and largest government surplus auction of 2016 at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
The three-day, preview and pre-registration period will be Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 18, 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. The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics, and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the area cities and state of Nevada.
“The November auction always has the most inventory and biggest crowds,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the auctions. “We encourage participants to visit the auction yard during the preview period so you can preregister as a bidder and check out many of the items that will be sold.”
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the auctions. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold are posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com. The catalogs get updated regularly as the date of the sale approaches. Anyone planning to participate in the live, on-site auction to bid on vehicles or miscellaneous items must register in person at the TNT Auction trailer set up on the auction grounds. 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. In 2015 the auctions raised $4.9 million for participating governmental entities, including $2.6 million for Clark County agencies. Auctions are held three times a year, with each drawing an average of 1,848 bidders.