Clark County's first government surplus auction of 2019 will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 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.
A three-day, preview and pre-registration period will be Wednesday, May 8, through Friday, May 10, 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. To become a registered bidder, participants need to present a valid ID. There is no cost to register.
"Spring is a great time of year to come out to our auction," said David Johnson, manager of the County's Automotive Services Division, which oversees the sales. "If you are interested in participating, we encourage you to visit us during the preview period to pre-register as a bidder. You'll also get a chance to check out many of the items that are being sold, including the vehicles."
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 ClarkCountyNV.gov to walk interested participants through the process. Miscellaneous items are sold during a live, separate auction that is conducted at the same time as the vehicle auction. 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. 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 auction of the year will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the same Stephanie Street location. In 2018 the auctions raised $6.9 million for participating governmental entities, including $4.4 million for Clark County agencies. Each auction drew an average of 1,927 bidders.