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Vehicle auctions

Next vehicle auction: Saturday May 20, 2017

King County holds two auto and heavy equipment auctions each year, on Saturday—one in spring and one in fall. The auctions are open to the general public as well as all government employees.

Previews are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday before the auction, and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the day of the auction. Bidding starts around 9 a.m.

See actual auction day catalog for details and item listings.

Our auctioneer, Mather auctions will have pictures and a list up closer to the actual date, check out their site at: *[external site].


All equipment is offered on an “as is, where is” basis without warranty or guarantee of suitability or fitness for the purpose for which it was intended. Catalog and website descriptions are NOT GUARANTEED. The auction catalog has been prepared from information believed to be reliable and every effort has been made to ensure accuracy; however, King County is not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the auction day catalog, and no sale shall be invalidated due to any inaccuracy. Bidders are responsible to thoroughly inspect before bidding and to satisfy themselves of such matters as year, make, model, or condition.

Payment and terms

There are no buyer’s premiums or registration or service fees at these auctions—only Washington State sales tax and/or titled vehicle sales tax when applicable.

Payment must be made in the form of cash or cashiers checks. If a bidder is unable to make full payment on the day of auction, the county requires a promissory note. Please see General Terms for more information.

Contact us

Russ Johnson
King County Fleet Administration Division


Next auction

Our next auto auction will be held on Saturday May 20, 2017


3005 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA

Driving directions

From the South: On I-405, take Exit 4, continue to Bronson Way. Turn right on Sunset to Third and then turn right (east) up hill 8/10 mile, then turn right on Jefferson Street.

From the North: On I-405, take Exit 4 to N Third and turn left (east) up hill 8/10 mile, then turn right on Jefferson Street.