Sheriff's Office Prepares for Auction

If you're in the market for an old car to fix up or a motorcycle, the Bay County Sheriff's Office may have the deal for you.

Bay County Sheriff's officials are holding their first surplus auction in four years. They plan to use the money they raise to buy new equipment. They're hoping to have the same luck this year as they have had in past years.

"Hard to say how much we'll raise, there's no minimum bid, we're just gonna let the bidding and the free market take care of itself on that," said Major Tommy Ford. "In the past we've raised $40,000 or $50,000."

The sheriff's office acquired the items in different ways. Some items were seized, others forfeited, some simply forgotten, other items are from the sheriff's office itself, turning in old vehicles and dashcams.

"We haven't had one in about four years so we've got quite a bit of items ready to auction to the public," said Ford.

Officials hope to use the funds raised to buy new equipment, possibly a car or 2.

The auction kicks off Saturday morning with registration taking place at 7 am and the official auction beginning at 7 am.

All items are sold as is, bidders who want to inspect the items beforehand can do so from 7 to 8.


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