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Upcoming Auction Dates

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Small Equipment will be available for auction on GovDeals


Starting Tuesday, June 16, Iowa DOT will have small equipment available for purchase by the general public through www.GovDeals.com. You must have a GovDeals account to be eligible to bid. It is not necessary to register to check what's available. Enter "Iowa Department of Transportation" in the search section of the GovDeals home page to view auction list.

Special note:  The following vehicles and large equipment will be available on www.GovDeals.com starting Tuesday, June 23.

Vehicles 2007 Red Ford Focus Zx4 SE
2008 Chevy Colorado LT
2009 Chevy Colorado LT
2010 Grey Chevy HHR
2012 Chevy Colorado WT
2015 Chevy Tahoe 4x4—front damage
Trucks 2001 4900 International 
2001 4900 International –bad brakes/bad batteries
2001 4900 International—no start/bad batteries
2002 4900 International 
2003 7400 International W/20K
2003 7400 International W/20K—no start/bad ECM
2003 7400 International W/20K—no start/bad batteries 
Loaders 2006 JCB Loader 416HT--- bad transmission/doesn't run
2006 JCB Loader 416HT— bad oil pump/doesn't run
Excavator 1999 Hyundai 160LC-3
Motor Graders 1990 Champion 710A—bad tires
  1993 Champion 710A—bad tires

  • Currently, we are still planning on holding the August 8, 2020 auction as scheduled.

Current auction schedule

The auction dates are scheduled early in the calendar year and posted here.

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020
  • Saturday, October 24, 2020

Special sales

There are no special sales scheduled at this time.

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All Iowa DOT auctions are held at the auction building on South Fourth Street in Ames.

Inspection of auction items

The public may inspect listed auction items between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the Friday before sale day, and between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on the sale day. Auctions begin at 9 a.m. on the sale day.

All auctions will have vehicles, small and large equipment.