The vehicle’s owner must pay all tickets that are in judgment and penalties and interest to redeem the vehicle. Towed vehicles are sold at auction if they are not redeemed after ten business days from the date.
Proceeds from the auction, after expenses, are used to pay the judgment debt. Expenses may include fees for execution ($80), poundage, storage, booting, towing, advertisement costs, auctioneer and plate removal. All vehicles are sold "as is” and the purchaser must pick them up where they are located.
Vehicles will be bid on using their assigned lot number. Be sure you know the lot number of the vehicle(s) you want to bid on.
Purchasers are prohibited from buying back their own vehicle(s).
Bidders/Purchasers must be at least 18 years old.
Bidders must be prepared to pay for any vehicle they purchase as soon as they make the winning (highest) bid. Payments must be made in cash. Anyone not prepared to pay immediately should not bid.
Finance and the Sheriff make no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the year of any vehicle or any vehicle's quality or state of repair.
The Sheriff makes no representations on the functionality, safety and recalls of the vehicles auctioned. Potential purchasers are strongly encouraged to conduct their own research on the history of the vehicles they wish to bid on. Vehicle safety recall information can be researched at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ .The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lets you enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years. Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are provided in the Sheriff’s Sale notices for all vehicles sold in the Upcoming Auction(s) section of this webpage.
Purchasers have no legal recourse against the City. This includes the Department of Finance, the Sheriff, or the auctioneer of the vehicle purchased.
The price of a vehicle will not be changed after sale due to the vehicle's condition.
Yes, in some cases. Purchasers buy the right, title, and interest to a vehicle, subject to any and all recorded liens. A vehicle subject to a lien remains subject to the lien after sale. Any vehicle with a lien may be subject to repossession by the lien holder. The Sheriff is not responsible for notifying bidders about liens on vehicles.
Purchasers are not responsible for any outstanding parking tickets that were issued to the former registered owner of the vehicle.