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The websites below are not owned or operated by U.S. Auction Online. These are intended to act as resources for customers who have questions that are answered by the entities listed herein.


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides the public with an array of personal property seized due to unpaid taxes. These items span various categories such as antiques, art, jewelry, collectibles, vehicles, boats, and real estate. Sales are conducted through live, public auctions rather than online platforms. Most items also accept mail-in bids. Each auction listing includes the date, time, and location of the event, along with contact details for the IRS representative managing the sale.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the sale and disposal of personal property seized or forfeited by federal law enforcement agencies. This property can include items like vehicles, electronics, jewelry, real estate, and more, which are forfeited due to violations of federal laws. The GSA's responsibilities in this domain include property management, public auctions, online sales, and sales listings. In addition to its live auctions,  GSA Auctions is an online platform used to facilitate the sale of property more conveniently.

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Fleet Vehicle Sales

Explore opportunities to purchase U.S. government-owned vehicles such as cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs through public auctions held year-round. These auctions often offer vehicles at prices below retail due to the absence of buyer’s fees. Conducted nationwide, mainly between April and September, these events allow the public to bid on a variety of vehicles. Attendance is free, and interested individuals can register to receive email notifications about upcoming auctions. This auction service is managed by a division of the General Services Administration (GSA).

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US Marshals Service

The Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program (AFP) is a federal initiative designed to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations by seizing their assets. The AFP identifies, seizes, and forfeits assets involved in various crimes such as drug trafficking, organized crime, terrorism, and fraud. These assets can include cash, real estate, vehicles, and personal property.

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Bid4Assets hosts auctions for both private sellers and government-seized and forfeited properties, often on behalf of federal, state, and local agencies. These properties can include real estate, vehicles, and other personal assets acquired through legal forfeiture and tax defaults. Oftentimes, countries and municipalities feature lots for auction to recover the loss of taxes unpaid.

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Previously called Government Liquidation, AlSurplus is a comprehensive online marketplace designed for the auction and sale of surplus assets. It caters to a wide range of sectors, including government, industrial, retail, and consumer goods. Some of their more diverse asset categories include industrial equipment, heavy machinery, IT and office equipment, and medical and laboratory equipment.

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HUD Homes For Sale

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website links out to official sales offered by entities such as the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Agriculture Rural Development, and more. This is a compilation of residential properties acquired by HUD due to mortgage foreclosure. This site outlines the process of obtaining a HUD home and how to avoid a foreclosure.

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