Auction and Auctioneers' Code Chapter 815

An Auctioneer is one who sells goods, merchandise, or property of any kind at public or private auction for another person who receives any commission or compensation of any kind, not including sales by the jurisdiction of any court of any judicial judgment or order, or any foreclosure sale of real estate, not merchandise or property of any kind, who himself conducts such sale.

Contact the License Division by phone or mail to request an Application for Public Auctioneer License. Submit the completed application along with $52.00 for one year and all information requested on the application.

An Auction Crier is an individual who sells or offers to sell by public outcry to the highest bidder of any of the property in any building, street, alley, or other place in unincorporated St. Louis County under a licensed Auctioneer.

Contact the License Division to request an Application for Public Auction Crier License. Submit the completed application, signed by the Auctioneer Sponsor, along with $23.00 for one year, and all information requested on the application.

Instructions For an Auctioneer or Auction Crier's Application

(New Applicants Only)

The Auctioneer's application requires the Auctioneer's name, address, phone number, race, sex, birth date, and social security number. A mailing address may be supplied (if applicable) along with the name of the firm, corporation, or association and address (if applicable.)

A basic Auctioneer history is required, (i.e., how long doing business in St. Louis County, types of auctions conducted, general description of merchandise to be sold, etc.) The fee is $52.00 for one year, check made payable to the Director of Revenue St. Louis County.

The application must be signed and notarized.

A copy of the application will be submitted to Police Records to conduct a police records check before the application may be approved and a license issued.

Auctioneer licenses must be obtained annually following the same procedure.

Auction Crier

The Auction Crier's application requires the auctioneer's name, address, and phone number. A mailing address may be supplied (if applicable) along with the name of the firm, corporation, or association and address (if applicable.)

A basic Auction Crier history is required, (i.e., how long doing business in St. Louis County, types of auctions conducted, general description of merchandise to be sold, etc.) An Auction Crier must be sponsored by a St. Louis County Licensed Auctioneer, the name and address of whom must be supplied.

The fee is $23.00 for one year, check made payable to the Director of Revenue St. Louis County.

The application must be signed by the Auction Crier and the Auctioneer Sponsor, and both signatures must be notarized.

The Auction Crier license must be obtained annually following the same procedure.

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