County of Marin - News Releases - Online Vehicle Auction

For Immediate Release
July 12, 2018

County Vehicle Auction Begins July 21

Variety of cars, trucks and heavy equipment to be offered at below market rates

San Rafael, CA – A wide range of vehicles will be available for public purchase starting Saturday, July 21, when the Marin County Department of Public Works starts an online auction. The selection includes pickup trucks, heavy equipment, SUVs and cars.

A view of a Ford Ranger pickup truck This Ford Ranger is one of the vehicles up for 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 80 hybrids and eight electric vehicles, with four additional electric vehicles expected this summer. Renewable diesel fuel and solar-powered charging stations are also used to reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint.

The auction begins at midnight Saturday, July 21, and closes at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Details about the auction items are not available or visible on the website until the auction begins. Vehicles with their corresponding service records are available for viewing Tuesday, July 24, through Thursday, July 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at the County Public Works Garage, 6 Peter Behr Drive, 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’s close, and vehicles must be picked up weekdays between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 to


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