The Iowa Department of Transportation will provide images of vehicles available at the next scheduled auction approximately two weeks prior to the auction date. Images may not be available for some items. Click on the photo of the item to view a larger picture. You can sort the list by each column, or you can search for items. This is not a complete listing of all items on the auction.

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

Inspection of vehicles and large equipment will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Friday before sale day, and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on sale day.

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Notice: Bid numbers will be printed for all bidders. Please bring a driver’s license 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 this auction. For those without a driver’s license, the information will be entered manually.


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