The preview and pre-registration period for the spring government surplus auction to be held on May 19 will be open on site daily May 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4320 Stephanie Street, off East Flamingo Road near Dog Fancier’s Park.
Saturday’s sale starts at 8 a.m. and features 273 vehicles and 958 lots of miscellaneous items used or acquired by area police departments, local cities, the state of Nevada and other government agencies. Popular items to be sold include furniture, computers, and unclaimed property from the airport.
Anyone interested in participating on-site at the auction on May 19 must register as a bidder in person at the TNT Auction trailer set up on the lot. There is no cost to register. Payment is expected upon winning a bid. Cash, credit cards, debit cards, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks and money orders are accepted. Catalogs listing vehicles and miscellaneous items being sold are posted on TNT’s website. Many items are moved to the auction site in advance of the sale and can be looked at during the preview period. Clark County has an instructional video in English and Spanish posted on its website and on YouTube to show people how the registration, bidding and payment process works. The vehicle auction is conducted online and on-site at the same time. If you register online for the vehicle auction, you must bid online. Miscellaneous items are sold on site only during a live, separate auction that occurs at the same time as the vehicle auction.
A 1984 Bell helicopter from the Nevada Department of Wildlife will be auctioned off online. A minimum deposit of $10,000 is required to participate. Bids will be accepted through May 22. The helicopter is located in Minden, Nev., near Carson City. Previews can be arranged through TNT Auction, which manages the sales for Clark County. Potential bidders on the aircraft need to register through TNT’s website. More information about the helicopter is available via this link.