Resource Center

Federal Asset Recovery Services is providing these links to outside sights to provide our customers with other valuable resources. Please note that these sights are not run, owned or operated by us. If you have questions regarding these sights you must contact them directly.

IRS

The Internal Revenue Service offers the public a diverse assortment of personal property seized for non-payment of taxes. Browse various categories including antiques, art, jewelry, collectibles, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, and real estate. These items are sold at live, public auctions, not online. However, mail-in bids are accepted for most items. Each listing provides the date, time and location of the auction, along with contact information for the IRS representative handling each individual sale.

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GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) offers a wide variety of government surplus, seized and forfeited personal property. This site offers everything from office equipment and furniture to airplanes and vehicles. Bidders browse this user-friendly site by category or state.

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Fleet Vehicle Sales

Learn of public auctions held throughout the year where the public is given the opportunity to purchase US government-owned cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Because these vehicles are sold with no buyer’s fees, there is a possibility of purchasing well below retail price. These auctions are held nationwide mostly between the months of April and September. There is no cost to attend and individuals may register to receive email notifications of upcoming auctions. This particular site is a division of the GSA.

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GovSales.gov

This site is a valuable resource designed to inform the public of federal government asset sales. This very informative site offers links to a wide variety of sales including homes, land, vehicles, electronics, jewelry and collectibles. Bidders are directed to individual federal agency sales sites.

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US Marshals

Discover the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program, designed by the federal government to help alleviate crime. This site features properties which have been seized and forfeited by federal law enforcement agencies and US attorneys nationwide.

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Bid4Assets.com

Bid4Assets offers bidders an opportunity to own a variety of private property as well as forfeited property acquired through the US Marshals Service. This site offers a diverse assortment of assets including real estate, artwork, jewelry, and collector cars. An excellent opportunity to acquire items forfeited or ordered sold by federal court order by the US Department of Justice.

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Government Surplus

Government Liquidation is an agency which sells US government surplus and scrap material to the public. These sales are generally comprised of machinery, electronics, office equipment, computers, vehicles, and building materials. Items are updated weekly, and auctions are conducted online, with pick-up of larger items arranged at a specified location.

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State & Local Surplus

This site offers property which has been declared excess or surplus to be sold to the public. Receive information on dates and locations of local public sales and auctions of surplus property from state and local governments. This information, categorized by state, provides contact names and phone numbers for the surplus property supervisors in your area. Individuals may also subscribe (free of charge) for email updates to be informed when certain sales are taking place.

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Real Estate

Obtain information on various single family homes offered for sale to the public by the US government. Includes homes owned by HUD (the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development), the US Dept of Agriculture (USDA/Rural Development), and Veterans Affairs (VA). Search based upon state and/or city desired. Individuals must work with a real estate agent or broker to submit an offer or bid on these homes.

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HUD

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s official site for area listings. This is a compilation of residential properties acquired by HUD due to mortgage foreclosure. Interested parties must work with a realtor authorized to sell HUD homes. This site also offers valuable information on the process of obtaining a HUD home and how to avoid a foreclosure.

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