County of Marin - News Releases - Online Auction

For Immediate Release
May 22, 2017

County to Auction Vehicles, Equipment

Department of Public Works to offer deals online starting May 27

San Rafael, CA – Cars, trucks, utility vehicles and dump trucks will be available for public purchase starting May 27 when the Marin County Department of Public Works starts an online auction.

Two utility vehicles similar to golf carts are shown parked in the Public Works lot.Utility vehicles such as these Mules are going to be for sale during the online auction.
Surplus vehicles and equipment are being offered at below market value. The auction is hosted by, a secure auction website specializing in selling surplus government property to the public.

As Marin County is committed to environmental awareness and fiscally responsible spending, the County fleet continues to be reduced. Vehicles with high fuel consumption or excessive particulate emissions are being sold and, if possible, replaced by more environmentally friendly options. The County fleet includes hybrids, flex fuel and electric vehicles.

The auction begins at midnight Saturday, May 27, and closes at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Details about the auction items are not available or visible on the website until the auction begins. Vehicles with corresponding service records are available for inspection Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at the County Public Works Garage, 6 Peter Behr Dr., San Rafael.

All items are sold “as is” and all sales are final. It is the buyer’s responsibility to check the vehicle’s condition prior to purchase. Payment must be received by Public Surplus within five business days of the auction close and vehicles must be picked up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays within five business days of receipt of payment.

For details, contact Lea Carre at Requests for accommodation can be made by calling 415-473-4381 or 415-473-3232 (TDD/TTY) or e-mail


Michael Frost
Deputy Director
Department of Public Works

3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 473-3725
CRS Dial 711
Email: Michael Frost