Surplus items, vehicles, equipment, confiscated items, and abandoned vehicles shall be sold at auction utilizing a licensed third-party auctioneer. Registration and bidding are conducted on the auctioneer's website. For information regarding current auction notices, or upcoming auctions, please visit the René Bates Auctioneers, Inc. website.

For additional information regarding any City of Denton auction, contact the Warehouse at 940-349-8000 or send an email.

Information About the City of Denton's Auction

  • The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and waive any and all informalities
  • All bidders are required to register with René Bates Auctioneers in order to place a bid on an item
  • The name shown on the paid receipt for a vehicle or equipment will be the name listed on the vehicle's title (No exceptions allowed)
  • A paid receipt is required to pick up items

The City of Denton does not provide loading services for buyers to remove their merchandise. Buyers must provide enough manpower to load items themselves. Any and all methods of lifting, towing, and hauling, as well as removal, are the sole responsibility of the buyer. The ownership of any and all items not removed by the final pick-up day will revert back to the City of Denton.

City of Denton's Fleet Auctions

The City of Denton Fleet Services will sell via Internet auction various items including: Pickups, Sedans, Trailers, and Miscellaneous Equipment.

 Current Auctions Items :

Item #Year / Make / TypeAuction Date
69217382007 International CF 600 4x2 Van Truck8/24/2022
6921739Hood 7000 Articulated Boom on 2011 International 7400 4x2 Grapple Truck8/24/2022
69217412012 Peterbilt Conventional 365 6x4 Rear Loader Waste Collection Truck8/24/2022
69217422013 Peterbilt Conventional 365 6x4 Rear Loader Waste Collection Truck8/24/2022
69217432015 Peterbilt COE 320 6x4 Side Loader Waste Collection Truck8/24/2022
69217442018 Peterbilt 520 6x4 Side Loader Waste Collection Truck8/24/2022
69217472009 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV8/24/2022
69217482008 Ford Ranger 4x2 Extended Cab Pickup8/24/2022
69217492009 Ford F-550 XL Super Duty 4x4 Crew Cab Utility Truck8/24/2022
6921750Vermeer V120 4x4 Trencher8/24/2022


2006 Sterling LT8500 6x4 Dump Truck8/24/2022
69217532007 Ford F-250 XL Super Duty 4x2 Extended Cab Utility Truck8/24/2022
69217552008 Ford Escape XLT SUV8/24/2022
69217562011 Chevrolet Tahoe Police SUV8/24/2022
69217572012 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV8/24/2022
69217582012 Chevrolet Tahoe Police SUV8/24/2022
69217592013 Chevrolet Tahoe Police SUV8/24/2022
69217612005 Interstate Equipment Trailer8/24/2022
69217621995 Parker T/A Equipment Trailer8/24/2022
69217632012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab Pickup8/24/2022
69217642015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Crew Cab Pickup8/24/2022
6921765Altec AT40M Boom on 2013 International TerraStar 4x2 Extended Cab Bucket Truck8/24/2022
69217662003 Big Tex T/A Equipment Trailer8/24/2022
69217682018 Economy Drilling Solutions T/A Vacuum Trailer8/24/2022
69217692009 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 4x2 Utility Truck8/24/2022
69217702010 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 4x2 Utility Truck8/24/2022
69217712006 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 Extended Cab Pickup8/24/2022
7210801Komatsu D155AX-7 Crawler Dozer8/24/2022
745244552015 Peterbilt COE 320 6x4 Side Loader Waste Collection Truck

To see items visit and search item number.

All the auctions are live for a two-week period leading up to the event - the Preview Period.

During the Preview Period you can set your PriorityBid.

A PriorityBid acts like the max bid above and allows you to set your bid ahead of time.

 Please visit for further details

City of Denton's Warehouse Auctions

The City of Denton Warehouse will sell via Internet auction various items including: Office equipment, exercise equipment, and other miscellaneous items.

 Current Auctions Items :

Auction Date
M1Vision Fitness Elliptical x6600 HRT 1, Vision Fitness R2600 HRT Semi Recumbent Cycle 1
M2InFocus Projector W/Case
M312 Glass top black desks8/24/2022
1Leica CS20 Field Controller 2, 4 Batteries,2 for Receiver, 2 for Antenna,2 Battery Chargers GS14 GNSS Smart Antenna, GS14 Pro Antenna
2Watson Console Model HD4W36 and HC5W36 2 Sets of Connected Consoles and 1 Single Console 5 Total Mercury Models (19 Pallets)

36 Metal Browser  Drawer Unit for Library Modular Shelving (35.5" across 11" front to back 4.5" deep) Shelving Frame Not Included<


8 Ft Tables 10, Table Arts 2, Meta Folding Chairs 3, Arcade Machines 3, Stackable Metal/Plastic Chairs with Chair Cart 4
PA System Including Amplifier 1, and Speakers 2
6PA System with Coordinating Stands 2 speakers 3 stands, Dirt Devil Vacuum handheld, Life Fitness TV monitor 3, Steam Cleaner with attachments, wireless mic system
795X128 Area Rug, Etsy Company Shelving Cantilever Pieces No Uprights (200 Pieces)
8Metal Tubular Cart 4x8 with a detachable handle and Wheeled Platform
9Streetlight 400w 120/240 17,250w hps cut 58,250 480v hps 16, 100w hps cobra, Floodlight led 120-277 Ultra H dut, Globe Shield (199 Fixtures)
10Sawhorse Barricades (As Is) More A Frames than Crossframes (35 Sets)
11Carhart, Wrangler, and Dickies Jeans Assorted Sizes and Styles, Navy and Blue Dickies Work Pants Assorted Sizes and Styles, Wrangler FR Jeans (136 Pairs)

To see items and more details visit

All the auctions are live for a two-week period leading up to the event.