The Best Way for NJ Municipalities to Auction Assets Online For Free

Municibid makes it easy and free to auction your vehicles, heavy equipment, IT equipment, and forfeitures online to the public. Take a look to see how we can help you!


Welcome NJLM Members!

Municibid is proud to be awarded the New Jersey State Contract for Online Auction Services (19-GNSV1-00696)

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Important Information Regarding Online Surplus Auctions in New Jersey

The State of New Jersey’s Division of Local Government Services encourages State government agencies and/or schools to auction surplus and real property online.

As of Local Finance Notice 2019-15 (November 2019), the previous state’s online auction pilot program is no longer valid.

Based on bid thresholds, you must now enter into a contract with an auction provider. This requires you to receive competitive bids or conduct a request for proposal to select an online auction provider.

Municibid is the only state contracted online auction provider for the State. Government agencies and schools are able to leverage the benefits provided to the State by piggybacking off the State Contract.

For questions regarding bid thresholds and/or LFN 2019-15 please contact the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs/Division of Local Government Services.

Office of the Director
Melanie R. Walter
V. 609.292.6613
F. 609.633.6243
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What We Do

Municibid is America's fastest growing, most convenient, and easy-to-use online auction service for government agencies, schools, authorities and utilities to auction their surplus and forfeitures directly to the public. All auctions take place online and are available to bid 24 hours a day.

Established: 2006 | Headquarters: Pottstown, PA | Regional Office: Los Angeles, CA

You're in good company

Used and trusted by more than 230 NJ agencies and 3000 government agencies, police departments, authorities, and schools nationwide. We continue to grow and expand quickly with over 50 agencies moving to Municibid each month.

“Municibid has changed the face of selling surplus government equipment forever, from the first post to the reviews, the process could not be more user friendly and always successful. We will continue to be a customer, Thanks!”

  • Brick Township
  • City of Summit
  • East Windsor Township
  • Parsippany
  • City of Asbury Park
  • Borough of Closter
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • West Field Police

Sell Anything!

Not only can you sell your trucks, cars, vans, buses, trailers, and other vehicles, you or other departments in your agency can sell heavy equipment, IT equipment, kitchen equipment, furniture, whatever! You can sell ANYTHING on Municibid!

Bidding is open to the public (US & Canada). You may be surprised how much they'll spend and how far they'll come! Have a lot or just a little? There are no limits for how much you can sell.

“We used to sell a single axle dump truck through the conventional bid process and get $4,000 to $5,000, now with Municibid we can see that number jump to $8,000-$10,000. It really pays to use a simple auction system like Municibid.”

Our Fee's

With Municibid, pricing is clear, up-front and transparent. As in agreement with the state contract, Municibid will charge the following fees to the winning bidder. These fees will be charged to your credit card on file shortly following the ending of the auction.

  • If the winning bid is:

    $1 to $100,000


    Buyers Fee

    Applies to the amount between $1-$100,000
  • If the winning bid is:

    $100,000 - $500,000


    Buyers Fee

    Applies to the amount between $100,000-$500,000
  • If the winning bid is:

    $500,000 and above


    Buyers Fee

    Applies to the amount $500,000 and over


  • Winning bid: $50,000: = Buyers fee: $3,500 (7% of $50,000).
  • Winning bid: $150,000: = Buyers fee: $9,500 (7% of $100,000 = $7,000) + (5% of $50,000 = $2,500).
  • Winning bid: $550,000: = Buyers fee: $28,500 (7% of $100,000 = $7,000) + (5% of $400,000 = $20,000) + (3% of $50,000 = $1,500).
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Your auctions shine by design!

Municibid's modern design gives your auctions big beautiful pictures, easy to read information, and simple to understand navigation. This matters to bidders and has a direct affect on increased sale prices for your auction items.

“The Municibid website is simple to navigate, it’s easy getting connected with serious bidders, and we’ve had great results overall.”

Features you'll love!

  • Large Pictures

    Big beautiful pictures showcase your auctions throughout Municibid. We offer some of the largest images in the industry.

  • Custom Reports

    Beautifully designed. Easily accessible. Customizable. Downloadable.

  • Reliability

    99.999% Uptime. Superior technology. Our website is always working hard to make you money.

  • Real-time updates

    With real-time updates, your item pages update live with the most current information. No need to refresh the browser.

  • Bidding Reminders

    Bidders get "auction is ending today" reminders in the morning for auctions they are bidding on. Auction Reminders are proven to increase bidding dramatically.

  • Dashboards

    Easily view the latest information on how your listings are doing. See your sales totals for today or for the year without leaving the homepage.

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  • Customer service that we’re darn proud of

    We take great pride in delivering the absolute best customer service. Though we've designed Municibid to be intuitive and easy to use, when support is needed, we are here 24/7/365 via our support page, our Municibid Messenger online chat system, and by email or phone.

    We make contacting us easy via:

    • Chat

    • Email

    • Phone

    “The support from Municibid staff is nothing but top shelf!”

  • List your stuff in a snap!

    Want to see how easy it is to sell your items on Municibid? We've created a short walkthrough video to give you an idea.

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Social Matters

Your buyers live and breathe on social media. Municibid markets auction items directly to buyers using social media giving you better results!

Social media targeting means we find you higher quality buyers who are serious about making a purchase.

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  • Twitter



Frequently asked questions

  • Is bidding open to the public?

    Yep! Anyone can bid on your auctions. If you require a certain restriction, our team will work with you on allowing only qualified bidders.

  • What can I sell?

    You can sell anything! From vehicles and heavy equipment, to tools, technology, and scrap. We have seen it all. Municibid is the perfect choice to get more money for your stuff.

  • Can I set a reserve price?

    You sure can. We give you complete control of your auctions. From setting starting and reserve prices to having your auction start on a future date, Municibid gives you the ability to customize how you want your auction to work.

  • Are there any contracts?

    Nope. We do not require any contracts. You can use Municibid as much or as little as you like.

Still have Questions?

If you still have questions about using Municibid please feel free to contact us. We can work with you to find the best option for you sell your surplus.

  • Chat with us online!

    Quickly speak with a Municibid expert or leave us a message.

  • Send us a message

    Send us a message and we'll get back to you via email or phone call.

  • Give us a call
    (800) 531-6074 Option 2

    Leave a message on our sales line and a Municibid team member will reach out to you.

  • Ready to give Municibid a try?

    Just like many other agencies have done, you too can easily transition from your current service to Municibid. With no contracts, you can use Municibid on an “as needed” basis. We don't even ask you to use us exclusively.

    Whether you are ready to list your first item right now or still have sometime until that happens, you can create your Municibid account in one minute.

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