County of Marin - News Releases - Public Works Vehicle Auction

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2013

County to Auction Off Surplus Vehicles

Department of Public Works to offer deals online starting Sept. 8

Up to 14 vehicles and pieces of equipment will be available for public purchase starting Sept. 8 when the Marin County Department of Public Works starts an online auction.

Sedans, SUVs and even a pumper Type I fire truck are among the sale items. All vehicles and equipment will be available through, a secure auction website specializing in selling government property to the public. Vehicles and equipment are listed significantly below Blue Book value.

As the County’s goals remain fixed on budget reduction and environmental consciousness, the County fleet is being trimmed and vehicles with high fuel consumption are being replaced by hybrids or flex fuel options. The retirement of diesel vehicles is in compliance with California’s Air Quality regulations.

The auction begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 and lasts until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Details about the auction items are not available until the auction begins. All vehicles and the corresponding service records will be available for inspection from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 10-12 at the County Garage, 6 Peter Behr Dr., San Rafael. All items are sold “as is” and all sales are final; it is the bidder’s responsibility to check the vehicle’s condition prior to purchase.

For auction details, contact Dodie Goldberg at or 415-473-7067. Requests for accommodation can be made by calling 415/473-4381 or 415/473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or by e-mail at at least four business days prior to event.


Roger Leventhal
Senior Civil Engineer
Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-3249
Email: Roger Leventhal
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