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

Real estate is sold by the sealed bid process. For information regarding the sale of these properties, contact the Materials Management office at (940) 349-7100.

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 Rene 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 man power 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information regarding any City of Denton auction, contact the Distribution Center at (940) 349-8437 or email Whse@cityofdenton.com.