Auction License Laws by State

By Estate Saler

Before conducting any kind of auction, it’s important to make sure you’re compliant with your state’s auction license laws. Here’s a caveat: laws can be tricky to interpret with plenty of “grey” areas. Between auctioneer licenses, business licenses, and online auctions, it can be difficult for an auctioneer or estate sale company to know what their state’s regulations are. Plus, state laws are constantly being changed or updated – especially when pertaining to online auctions which are fairly new.

To get you started, we’ve researched the auction license laws in all 50 states to find out what you need to stay legal, as well as provided contact information to get your questions answered. Because laws change so frequently, let us know in the comments if you come across information that’s outdated, so we can keep this resource current. Please note: here at, we recommend double checking with your local auctioneer association to make sure you’re compliant.

Simply click on your state to see the auction licensing information.


Online Auction License Laws