Each year approximately 300 public auctions are conducted throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico to sell property forfeited as a result of violations of federal law enforced by the Department of the Treasury or nonpayment of Internal Revenue Service taxes.
A wide variety of merchandise is available, including automobiles, aircraft, boats, real estate, jewelry, electronics, wearing apparel, industrial equipment, and miscellaneous goods. Property includes both new and used.
Property auctioned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Property seized/forfeited due to violations of federal laws enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, auctioned by the Treasury Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF):
Sales proceeds from TEOAF auctions are deposited in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund. Revenues from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund are used for law enforcement activities and for restitution to victims of fraud. To contact the TEOAF in Washington, DC or for general inquiries about TEOAF use our Online General Feedback form or call 202-622-9600.
Other Federal and State Government Auctions and Sales