Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa DOT auction June 16

Posted on: June 12, 2018

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2017 – A public auction of state-owned vehicles, equipment, and other surplus items will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, June 16, beginning at 9 a.m. The sale will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street in Ames.

Heavy-duty trucks to be sold include several International 4700s and 4900s. Light-duty trucks and passenger vehicles include Ford, Dodge, and Chevy pickup trucks and vans; Chevy and Dodge minivans

Office equipment in this sale includes desks and file cabinets. Shop equipment items include mowers, loaders, tractors, forklifts and pressure washers.

There will also be an Alumacraft boat and trailer and an International bus (series 1723) for sale.

Items for sale may be inspected at the sale site from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 15, and from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16.

Please bring a driver’s license or state-issued identification card with you to the sale. The information from your driver’s license will be scanned into the system and a bid number will be printed for you to use at the auction. For those without a driver’s license, information will be entered manually.

Final payment for all items is due the day of the sale. Payment for the items must be made in cash, cashier's check, or certified check. Personal or company checks will be accepted, if accompanied by satisfactory identification. Sales tax will be collected. Dealers must provide tax-exemption numbers to be exempted from the tax. All items must be removed from Iowa DOT property within five business days of the sale.

Lynch Auction Co. of Boone will conduct the auction. Coffee, sandwiches, and cold drinks will be available for purchase at the auction site.

A listing of auction items is also available on the Iowa DOT's website at


Contact: Chad Rumbaugh at 515-239-1576 or

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