Government Surplus Auction Set for March 2
The first government surplus auction of the new year will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, at 4320 Stephanie St., off Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
Clark County hosts the popular auctions three times a year in March, May and November. The 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. 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.
“These auctions are very popular with the public,” said David Johnson, manager of Clark County’s Automotive Division, which oversees the sales. “People can get good deals on well-maintained vehicles and equipment. There also is a lot of interest in the lost and find items ranging from jewelry to cameras, computers and other types of consumer electronics.”
Preview and pre-registration for the upcoming auction will be Wednesday, Feb. 27, through Friday, March 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in bidding on merchandise is urged to register during the preview period to avoid long lines on auction day. To register, participants need to present a valid ID. Payment is expected upon winning a bid. Cash, cashier's checks, credit cards, debit cards, traveler's checks and money orders are accepted.
For more information, visit TNT Auction’s website at www.tntauction.com. Clark County contracts with TNT Auction to manage the sales. A catalog of items being sold at auction gets posted on TNT’s website, and is updated regularly as the date of each sale approaches.
The vehicle portion of the auction occurs live on-site and online at the same time. 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 Saturday’s live auction to bid on vehicles or any other merchandise must register in person on site to participate. The date for the next auction is Saturday, May 18.
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 14th-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.