County to Host Auction on Saturday, May 18
The second government surplus auction of 2013 will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
The popular auctions feature vehicles, office equipment, lost and found electronics, and other items used or acquired by government agencies, including McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the area cities and state of Nevada.
A preview and pre-registration period opens on-site three days prior to the auction, May 15 through May 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To register, participants need to present a valid ID. Payment is expected upon winning a bid. Accepted forms of payment include cash, cashier's checks, credit cards, debit cards, traveler's checks and money orders.
“Clark County is proud to host these auctions,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the sales. “They are very popular with the public because people know they can get good deals on well-maintained vehicles and equipment. The sales also put revenue back into government budgets so they are good for taxpayers too.”
Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. A catalog of items being sold at auction gets posted on TNT’s website at www.tntauction.com, and is updated regularly as the date of each sale approaches.
The vehicle portion of the auction occurs on-site and online simultaneously. Participants who plan to bid online for vehicles must register in advance of the sale online through TNT’s website. Anyone planning to participate in the live auction to bid on vehicles or any other merchandise must register in person on site to participate. Pre-registration also helps you avoid long lines on auction day.
Clark County hosts three auctions a year, usually in March, May and November. The date for the third auction of 2013, is not yet confirmed. In 2012 the auctions raised $3.4 million for participating governmental entities, including $971,000 for Clark County.
Each auction drew an average of 1,230 registered bidders.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.