Impound Auctions

Columbus Division of Police Shield

Police Impound Lot Auction Information

Police Impound Lot Auctions are held at the Columbus Police Impound Lot located at 2700 Impound Lot Road, Columbus, OH 43207. All vehicles are sold in "As Is" condition and most are sold on salvage titles. Admission is free; however, all bidders must be at least 18 years of age. All bidders must provide identification and register to bid before the auction begins. Registration begins at 8:30am on the day of the auction. Public viewing of auction items is from 8:00am until 10:00am on the day of the auction. All auctions begin at 10:00am.

Payment is due by 1:00pm on the day of the auction for all winning bids. All vehicles purchased must be removed from the sale lot by noon on the Wednesday after the auction.

While cash is the preferred method of payment, checks may be accepted if the following conditions have been met:

  1. You have a signed letter with you from your bank stating you have sufficient funds, and
  2. Your letter has been approved by Impounding Unit staff during registration.

Police Impound Lot Auction Schedule

Registration begins at 8:30AM on the day of the auction. Public viewing of auction items is from 8:00AM until 10:00AM on the day of the auction.

2024 Schedule

  • March 9
  • April 27
  • June 8
  • August 17
  • September 28
  • November 2
  • December 14

The above dates are tentative. Please contact the Police Impound Lot at (614) 645-4620 to verify dates.