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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 Auction Now Through October 5th, 2020. Start to close at 6:00 pm.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The City of Fargo has decided to host an online auction of City owned vehicles, equipment, Impounded Vehicles, and Commercial Turf Equipment. Note: all vehicles will have a ND Issued Vehicle Title or ND Impound Bill of Sale to transfer title.

Inspection Dates/Times
The Fargo Impound Lot will be open for viewing on the following dates and times:
- Friday, October 2nd 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Monday, October 5th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
* To ensure proper social distancing, access may be limited to a certain number of people.
Masks are optional, but highly recommended.

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, October 6th, and Wednesday, October 9th 9 am to 3 pm each day. Winning bidders will receive instructions on how to schedule a time to pickup and remove items.

All ITEMS MUST BE PAID FOR WITHIN 24 HOURS and before the items will be released. McLaughlin Auctioneers reserves the right to bill the card on file for open invoices.