New Orleans’ Department of Public Works will hold an abandoned vehicle auction Tuesday, its sixth such sale of 2015, city officials said.
The auction, which will feature 133 vehicles, will be held at the Almonaster Auto Pound at 10200 Almonaster Ave., beginning at 9 a.m.
The vehicles to be auctioned have been abandoned on city streets or left unclaimed by residents who owe excessive parking fines. The city has towed more than 17,000 vehicles this year.
All buyers must register and pay a $50 fee to bid on any vehicle during the auction. The fee will be applied to any purchase made and will be refunded if no purchase is made.
Cash or a cashier’s check is required, and buyers must pay on auction day.
If payment is not received, the vehicle will be placed on the list for the next auction, the buyer’s $50 deposit will be forfeited and the buyer will be barred from future auctions.
Would-be buyers may view the vehicles online at www.brownsauction.com/auctions/upcoming-auctions.
City employees and relatives of city employees are not eligible to buy the auctioned vehicles.
The city urges individuals seeking cars to arrive early, for many cars sell within the first few minutes of the auction.
Since 2010, New Orleans has held 25 vehicle auctions and sold 2,600 abandoned cars. The sales have brought in more than $1.6 million for the city’s general fund.