Philadelphia Parking Authority/Philadelphia Police Department

Unclaimed Motor Vehicle Auction

Philadelphia, Pa 19148

Welcome to the Philadelphia Parking Authority's On-line Auction! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will now be holding on-line auctions until further notice in order to comply with the city's recent regulations to ensure the safety of citizens and PPA staff. Please take time to read our new procedures and rules below.

AUCTIONS WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY & EVERY THURSDAY.

They will be facilitated by Aspite Auto Auction and can be accessed through their website (Aautoauction.com). Please follow the directions here and on their site to get registered and place bids.

ON-LINE PROCEDURE - REGISTRATION

·         Registration for the on-line auction can be found by clicking THE SIGN-IN/REGISTER BUTTON

·         You can register for the auction at ANYTIME. We recommend your registration be completed at least one half hour prior to the Auction.

·         REGISTRATION IS FREE and can be done from any computer or mobile device. You must enter:

o    Valid phone #.

o    Valid email address.

o    Your registered street address must match your driver's license.

o    You must take a picture of your driver's license and upload it during registration.

·         Once your information is verified your account will be activated and you may begin to bid.

·         Vehicles may be viewed on-line daily and vehicles will be posted at least 2 days prior to auction.
There will be no live preview. There will be a description on-line accompanied by several pictures.

·         All bidders/purchasers must be at least eighteen (18) years old. No one under eighteen (18) years of age will be permitted to register.

·         Valid driver's license is required.


ON-LINE PROCEDURE - BIDDING

·         BIDDING FOR VEHICLES WILL BEGIN CLOSING BETWEEN 10:00AM to 12:00PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. EACH VEHICLE WILL HAVE A SPECIFIED "END TIME"

·         If you place a bid and are immediately outbid, this indicates another bidder has placed a proxy bid.

·         If a bid is placed during the last minute of the auction, four minutes will be added to the auction end time to prevent “bid snipping”.

·         Bids placed with under 30 seconds left may not make it due to credit card verification.

·         All bidders will be notified by email/text or both (choose text or email or both when registering), that they are the high bidder or have been “outbid”

·         At the conclusion of the auction, the highest bidder will be notified as soon as the online auction has ended. This does not indicate that you have won the vehicle. You will receive a follow up email indicating that you are in fact “the winner”'.


WINNING THE BID - PAYMENT

·         The email you receive letting you know you WON the bid will have an appointment time & location for you to make payment and sign paperwork.

·         You will not be permitted to enter the payment site until the time of your appointment. Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.

·         Anyone entering the payment facility will be required to wear a mask.

·         Payment in full (full vehicle purchase price, sales tax and title fee, processing fee, and court fee) must be completed at the time of your appointment by credit card ONLY. No cash will be accepted.

·         Failure to have the full amount at the time of your appointment will result in the bidder being escorted off the premises and banned from participation in future auctions.

·         Successful bidder must pay $25.00 processing fee at the time of sale for each vehicle purchased.

·         Successful bidder must pay $6.50 for court filing fee at the time of sale for each vehicle purchased.

·         Successful bidders must pay $55.00 title fee at the time of sale for each vehicle purchased and must complete an application for title which will be processed by the PPA then sent to Harrisburg.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

·         Tow operators, car dealers and salvors must pre register and present valid/current authorization/licenses. Please follow the instructions to upload your wall license and salespersons license when you register.

·         All vehicles are sold “AS IS” and WITH ALL THE FAULTS. There are no warranties expressed or implied, nor warranties of merchantability.

·         You may NOT place a bid on a vehicle in which you were the registered owner. If this occurs, the vehicle will not be released from our lot and will be re-listed for a future auction.

·         Unless a valid Pennsylvania dealer identification certificate is presented, payment of applicable sales tax is required.

·         The Parking Authority makes no representation or warranty concerning the type of title issued by PennDot.

·         It takes approximately Four to Six weeks from the date of sale to receive the title from PennDot. You will receive the title directly from PennDot by mail.

·         UNTIL THE TITLE IS RECEIVED IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO REGISTER OR INSURE A VEHICLE PURCHASED AT THIS AUCTION. IT IS ILLEGAL TO OPERATE OR STORE AN UNINSURED OR UNREGISTERED VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC ROADWAY IN PENNSYLVANIA.

·         ALL vehicles must be removed from the auction lot, without the removal of parts, before 8:00 pm on the date of the auction. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the purchase price and the vehicle. The vehicle will be deemed an abandoned vehicle and the purchaser will be subjected to the penalties and fines prescribed by the governing laws.

·         Auctioned vehicles will be released to tow operators only upon presentation of completed tow agreements.

·         Tow operators must be pre registered with the PPA in order to tow your vehicle.

·         VEHICLES MUST BE TOWED FROM THE AUCTION SITE TO A RESIDENCE OR PLACE OF BUSINESS. VEHICLES CANNOT BE STARTED OR DRIVEN FROM THE AUCTION LOT.

·         Any vehicle listed for auction on-line may be released or withdrawn from the auction at any time by the order of a court competent jurisdiction or for administrative reasons at the sole discretion of the Parking Authority. Any vehicle Withdrawn or not sold may be auctioned at a future date.


ALL REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN BEING BANNED FROM FUTURE AUCTIONS. ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE SENT TO 
ECRADDOCK@PHILAPARK.ORG.