Public Registration
Athens Auto Auction is open to the public daily. Anyone can bid on vehicles that reside in non-emission counties at our Tuesday night auctions starting at 6:30 P.M.

BUY your next vehicle at Athens Auto Auction!

Athens Auto Auction is the best place to buy your next vehicle! We are open to the public daily during regular business hours and Tuesday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m. to view our inventory, with our sale beginning promptly at 6:30 P.M. Come buy at wholesale cost with the lowest prices in town!

Arrive early to inspect the inventory for that night's auction; we feature hundreds of new and used vehicles, dealer trade-in's, bank repos, and vehicles from private sellers. We offer cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, ATV's and much more!

If it has a motor and rolls on wheels or cruises on water... WE SELL IT!!! Don't miss out on the fun! Our experienced and well trained staff strides to serve you with top notch customer service and is available to help you with all your purchasing needs.

Please read the following thoroughly for answers to many frequently asked purchasing questions:

Athens Auto Auction holds an auction every Tuesday night at 6:30 P.M.

*NO CHILDREN under the age of 16 allowed

*NO member of the public is allowed to test drive vehicles

Upon arrival you complete a registration packet at the public registration counter. Athens Auto Auction requires a valid state issued drivers license in order to register.

There is a $20.00 one time registration fee. We will also require a $500.00 deposit in order to receive a bidder's badge. That $500 will go toward the purchase of your vehicle. We accept cash, debit, or a credit card to hold as your deposit. Card will not be charged unless a vehicle is purchased and you wish to pay with your card. If you do not purchase a vehicle, deposit will be returned in full.

Residents in emission counties cannot bid on vehicles. Counties include:

  • Cherokee
  • Clayton
  • Cobb
  • Coweta
  • DeKalb
  • Douglas
  • Fayette
  • Forsyth
  • Fulton
  • Gwinnett
  • Henry
  • Paulding
  • Rockdale
All purchases will include the following:
  • Georgia title tax (from county of residence)
  • 3% credit card handling fee (if purchase is completed as a credit card transaction)
  • $200.00 NON-Dealer processing fee
  • Buyer fee

Auctioneer light system: Lights will be featured on auction block above auctioneer. Click here for a printer-friendly detailed version.

RED- When displayed this means the vehicle is being sold "AS-IS." You are purchasing a vehicle with no guarantees.

YELLOW- When displayed this means the auctioneer is making a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about the vehicle. Please pay close attention to this announcement.

BLUE- when displayed this means the title for the vehicle is not present at the time of sale. Dealers have 30 days to provide a title to a vehicle that is sold.

GREEN- when displayed this means the seller is giving a guarantee that the motor, transmission, and rear end is in good working condition. This light and guarantee is for motor, transmission, and rear-end ONLY!
**All green light cars must be test drove within an hour of time of purchase**

Please feel free to call us at (770)725-7676 with any further questions you may have or visit us at 5050 Atlanta HWY, Athens, GA 30606

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Tuesday: 9 A.M. - CLOSE
Wednesday: 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Thursday: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: CLOSED

We look forward to doing business with you!

Click here for the Buyer Registration Packet (updated 9/30/19).
Click here for Spanish translation of the Buyer Registration Packet.

*NO CHILDREN are allowed under the age of 16.

We accept cash, debit, and credit cards.