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Auction of City Vehicles and Equipment

The City of Fargo holds an annual auction of used vehicles and equipment, as well as impounded items twice a year. The auctions are slated to be held the first Saturday of May and the first Saturday of October. Check this site for information regarding dates, times, locations and items for sale.

The 2020 auctions will be conducted by McLaughlin Auctioneers. The fall auction tentatively will be held on October 3. Items available for sale can be viewed on the website of McLaughlin Auctioneers. All questions regarding the sale and available equipment should be directed to the auction service. McLaughlin Auctioneers can be reached by calling 218.236.9295 or 1.800.373.7652. Contact Tanner Smedshammer for more information.

Fall Online Salvage and Scrap Vehicle Auction Now Through September 14th.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, The City of Fargo has decided to sell approximately 85 impounded vehicles that City staff and the towing company have deemed “non-repairable or salvage/parts vehicles." These vehicles will be sold in group lots of multiple vehicles. Winning buyer must take all of the vehicles in that lot.
Please note, due to current City of Fargo policy, there will be no public inspection.

Information can be viewed at

Terms: Major Credit Card are the preferred method of Payment. Cash and Checks will be accepted if needed. A 13% buyer’s premium applies regardless of payment type. All items must be paid for before they can be removed. All items sold as is, where is. Statements made day of sale take precedence over all advertising. Valid credit card required to register. The City of Fargo is not responsible for accidents. Other usual auction terms apply.

Removal Dates: Tuesday, September 15th, and Wednesday, September 16th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Winning bidders will need to schedule removal with McLaughlin auctioneers. Removal sign up instructions will be sent to winning bidders.