As mentioned in the last post on Buying Government Vehcles Explained: Part 1, there are 2 types of government vehicles that the public can buy:

  1. One type is the fleet of vehicles that are used by government employees.
  2. The other type are the vehicles that are seized by the government –  depending on the branch of the government that seized the motor vehicle, the motor vehicle is either sold by the U.S. Marshals Service or the Department of the Treasury.

In the first part of the article, we covered the first type.  In this post, we will cover the second type which consists of the government seized vehicles sold by the U.S. Marshals Service.  In the next post, we will provide information on government seized vehicles sold by the Department of the Treasury.

Government Seized Vehicles Sold by the U.S. Marshals Service

Government seized vehicles include the cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUV’s, etc that are seized by federal law enforcement agencies and U.S. attorneys nationwide including The Marshals Service; U.S. Attorney’s Offices; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The U.S. Marshals Service administers the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program by managing and disposing of the vehicles as well as other properties seized such as  residential, commercial real estate, Land, business establishments, Financial Instruments and a wide range of personal property such as boats, aircraft, jewelry, art, antiques, and collectibles.

The Marshals Service manages and disposes of all assets seized for forfeiture by utilizing successful procedures employed by the private sector. The Marshals Service contracts with a number of qualified vendors to dispose of and sell the motor vehicles and other properties with the objective of minimizing the amount of time an asset remains in inventory and maximizing the net return to the government.

The U.S. Marshals Service offers property for sale to the public which has been forfeited under laws enforced or administered by the United States Department of Justice, its investigative agencies (Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), and certain other federal law enforcement agencies.  More than 8,400 items of forfeited property are sold annually with gross sales of $97 million.

Typically, motor vehicles are sold through auctions across states throughout the U.S.  Below is a list of contract service providers and federal agencies who have been authorized to sell forfeited vehicles and other properties. To get a list of the motor vehicles being auctioned off, you’ll have to locate the service provider below for your state and contact them.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Marshals Service does not maintain a central or single list of the vehicles.  The link to the list on the U.S. Marshals Service website is http://www.usmarshals.gov/assets/nsl.htm

National
Contractors

Aircraft: Aero
Mod Service Inc
., Midland, TX

432-563-1666

Real Estate: Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions, Westminster, CO 80234

800-430-3320

Jewelry,
Collectibles, Collector Coins, Art And Antiques:
Lone
Star Auctioneers, Inc.

817-740-9400 or 800-275-3336

Internet
Sales

On-Line
Sales of “SELECT” Property:
Bid4Assets
General
Services Administration (GSA)

State
Listings

ALABAMA

Motor
Vehicles/Personal Property/Real Estate:

Asset
Liquidators, Inc., Bessemer205-945-0408

Fowler
Auction Co., Toney
205-420-4454
Tranzon
Hagen Auctions
800-942-6475

ARIZONA
Motor Vehicles: Rob Robertson
Enterprises, Inc.928-726-9594

CALIFORNIA
Motor
Vehicles:
Custom
Auction Service
, Visalia
559-635-2000
Nationwide
Companies
, City of Industry,Los Angeles: 626-968-3110San Francisco: 707-745-0119

U.S.
General Services Administration(GSA)
, San Francisco415-522-2891

Personal
Property:
USMS
Los Angeles Area Auction InformationRecorded Message: 900-844-8727

Nielson
Beaumont Marine Inc. (District Vessel Contractors), San Diego

619-222-4255 or 562-437-1972
COLORADO
Motor
Vehicles:
Dickensheet & Associates
Inc.
, Denver
303-934-8322
CONNECTICUT
Motor
Vehicles:
Metro
Auto Body & Towing Inc.
, Hartford
860-296-9226
Personal
Property:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
, Recorded Auction Line:
617-565-7326
DELAWARE
Motor
Vehicles:
Baltimore
Washington Auto Exchange, Elkridge, MD
410-796-8899
DISTRICT
OF COLUMBIA
Real
Estate
:
Long & Foster
703-359-1804
FLORIDA
Motor
Vehicles:
Daytona
Auto Dealers Exchange,Main Line: 386-255-2500Auction Line: 386-255-2193

Greater
Tampa Bay Auto Auction,
Main Line: 813-247-1666
Secure-All
of Florida, Inc., Miami
305-693-3563
A+Towing
and Recovery, Pensacola850-469-1234

A
Turner Moving and Storage, Gainesville

352-372-0406
Parkway
Wrecker Service, Inc., Tallahassee850-878-6811

U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA),Atlanta, GA

Recorded Message: 404-331-5133

Real
Estate:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
, Atlanta, GA
Recorded Message: 404-331-5133
Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions

800-430-3320
Bid4Assets
Vessels: National
Liquidators, Ft. Lauderdale
954-791-9601
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
,
Kennedy Space CenterRecorded Message: 407-867-7637
GEORGIA
Motor
Vehicles:
Manheim
Auction Government Services, Inc., DBA/Manheim’s Bishop Brothers
Auto Auction, Atlanta404-767-3652

Cassidy’s
Garage, Macon

912-742-3832
Southeastern
Auto Auction, Statesboro
912-681-8595
Personal
Property & Real Estate:
USMS
Atlanta Area Auction Information,Recorded Message: 404-331-6833, then dial 5

HAWAII
Motor
Vehicles:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
, 808-668-4878
ILLINOIS
Motor
Vehicles:
Mensik’s
Fleet Maintenance, Chicago

773-579-0750
Motor
Vehicles/Personal Property:
Aumann
Auctions, Nokomis

888-AUCTN4U
INDIANA
Motor
Vehicles:
Kesler-Schaefer
Auto Auction, Indianapolis317-297-2300

NessBros,
Huntington
260-356-3911 or 800-356-3911
IOWA
Motor
Vehicles:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
,Overland Park, KS816-823-3700

KANSAS
Motor
Vehicles:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
,Kansas City, MO


816-823-3700

KENTUCKY
Motor
Vehicles:
Mid
America Auto Auction, Louisville
502-454-6666
ADESA
Auto Auction, Lexington
859-263-5163
KASP
Auto Auction, Lexington859-263-5865

Real
Estate:
Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

LOUISIANA
Motor
Vehicles:
Rudy
Smith Service, Inc., New Orleans
504-522-8123
Rod
Robertson Enterprises
: San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi,
Houston, McAllen and Laredo, TX
800-275-7589 or 210-375-7755Fax: 210-375-7744
MARYLAND
Motor
Vehicles:
Baltimore
Washington Auto Exchange, Elkridge
410-796-8899
Personal
Property:
Isennock
Auctions Services, Inc.
, White Hall410-557-8052

MASSACHUSETTS
Motor
Vehicles:
American
Auto Auction, North Dighton

508-823-6600
MICHIGAN
Motor
Vehicles:
Boulevard & Trumbull
Towing, Detroit313-202-1700

M &W
Inc., Comstock Park (Grand Rapids)616-785-5310

Personal
Property:
C.B.
Kaye & Associates, Grosse Point Farms313-365-4610

Vessels: Zinner
Marine Services, Utica810-726-5848

MINNESOTA
Motor
Vehicles:
Classic
Auto Storage, Inc., Minneapolis
612-529-6857
MISSISSIPPI
Motor
Vehicles:
Mid-South
Auction Co., Jackson

601-956-2700
Dalton
Christian Auctioneers, Okolona, MS voicemail: 662-447-9997Fax: 662-447-0150

MISSOURI
Jewelry,
Collectibles, Collector Coins, Art And Antiques:
Lone
Star Auctioneers, Inc.
, Fort Worth, TX

817-740-9400 or 800-275-3336
Motor
Vehicles/Personal Property:
General
Services Administration (GSA)
, Kansas City
816-923-3700
Easley’s
Auto Auction, Orrick
816-770-3423
NEBRASKA
Motor
Vehicles:
In
Transit Auto402-934-2147

I80
Auto Auction
NEVADA
Motor
Vehicles:
Quality
Towing Service
, Las Vegas
702-385-0845
Bumpers
Auto Recover, Reno

800-542-9235
United
Road Maintenance Facility, Las Vegas702-385-7345

NEW
HAMPSHIRE
Motor
Vehicles:
American
Auto Auction, North Dighton, MA508-823-6600

NEW
JERSEY
Motor
Vehicles:
CWS
Marketing Group
, Edison
908-208-0336
NEW
MEXICO
Motor
Vehicles:
Apple
Towing Co.
, Houston, Texas
713-383-6200
NEW
YORK
Motor
Vehicles:
H.E.
Automotive, Plattsburgh
518-561-6144
Great
Arrow, Buffalo
716-874-1101
CWS
Marketing Group
, Edison

908-208-0336
NORTH
CAROLINA
Motor
Vehicles:
Advance
Distribution, Charlotte
704-393-7335
Tarheel
Specialties
, Linden
910-892-6133
Mendenhall
Auto Auction, High Point
336-889-5700
Personal
Property/Business Inventory:
Advance
Distribution, Charlotte
704-393-7335
Real Estate: Fidelity National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

NORTH
DAKOTA
Motor
Vehicles:

Midwest
Public Auto Auctions, Moorhead, MN218-236-1501

OHIO
Motor
Vehicles:
Skipco
Auto Auction
, Canal Fulton

330-854-4900
OKLAHOMA
Motor
Vehicles:
Arrow
Wrecker Service, Oklahoma City
405-943-1800
Real
Estate:
Williams & Williams
Auctioneers, Tulsa918-250-2012

OREGON
Motor
Vehicles:
Zakula
Beal Auctioneers
, Fairview503-283-3373

Brasher’s
Cascade Auto Auction
503-492-9200 ext. 118

Commercial
Industrial Auctioneers503-936-3851

PENNSYLVANIA
Motor
Vehicles:
SUNPARK,
Philadelphia

215-492-1161
D & A
Auto Auction, Pittsburgh724-722-3122

Manheim’s
Hatfield Auto Auction215-723-9811

Real
Estate:
Specialized
Real Property Services Inc, Pittsburgh
412-261-6500
Philadelphia
Property Management, Philadelphia

215-335-9632
Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

PUERTO
RICO
Motor
Vehicles:
Manuel
Fuentes Reyes, Bayamon
787-269-4992 or 787-787-1932
Real
Estate:
Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

RHODE
ISLAND
Motor
Vehicles:
American
Auto Auction., North Dighton, MA508-823-6600

SOUTH
CAROLINA
Motor
Vehicles:
Augusta
Auto Auction, Inc., North Augusta
803-279-3234
Real
Estate:
Bid4Assets
Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

TENNESSEE
Motor
Vehicles:
United
Auto Auctions, Memphis
901-795-5044
Manheim’s
Nashville Dealers Auto Auction
, Nashville
615-313-3202
TEXAS
Motor
Vehicles:
Gaston & Sheehan
Auctioneers, Inc.
,Pflugerville, McAllen and Brownsville


512-251-2780 or 512-251-3002email: auction@txauction.com

Kincaid
Auction Service, Abilene
915-676-4077or 800-446-5282
Assiter & Associates,
Amarillo
806-373-0000
Rod
Robertson Enterprises
: San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi,
Houston, McAllen and Laredo, TX800-275-7589 or 210-375-7755Fax: 210-375-7744

UTAH
Motor
Vehicles/
Personal Property
Erkelens & Olson
Auctioneers
, Salt Lake City, UT

801-355-6655
VERMONT
Motor
Vehicles/Personal Property:
Thomas
Hirchak Co., Morrisville
800-634-7653
VIRGINIA
Motor
Vehicles:
Buchanan’s
Auto Auction, Montvale
540-947-5594
Motley Auction & Realty Group, Richmond
804-232-7355
VIRGIN
ISLANDS
Please
see Puerto Rico for information – Motor Vehicles
WASHINGTON
Motor
Vehicles:
James
G. Murphy Co.
, Kenmore

425-486-1246 or 800-426-3008
Silver
Auctions
, Spokane, WA509-326-4485

Reinland
Equipment Auction
, Post Falls, ID208-457-9611

Real
Estate:
U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA)
,Property Disposal Division., Auburn, WA

Fidelity
National Asset Management Solutions800-430-3320

WISCONSIN
Motor
Vehicles/Personal Property:
Accredited
Auctioneers, Milwaukee, Madison 608-255-7630
Metro
Milwaukee Auto Auction, Caledonia
262-835-4436

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