Board Meetings will continue to take place at their current location within Penn Center (2601 N 3rd St) until further notice.
State Board of Auctioneer Examiners
The State Board of Auctioneer Examiners regulates the practice and licensure of auctioneers, apprentice auctioneers, auction companies, registered trading assistants and registered trading assistant companies within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to protect the public from misrepresentation incompetency, bad faith and dishonesty. It is the Board’s duty to issue, control auctioneer licenses, apprentice auctioneer licenses, trading assistant registrations, trading assistant company registrations and auction company licenses for individuals, partnerships, associations, limited liability companies and corporations who qualify for such. In addition, the Board oversees the preparation and administration of the examination to attain an auctioneer license.
Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario. You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.
New Application Fees and Renewal Fees Effective 12/10/2022, click here.
Reactivation of an Inactive or Expired License:
Applications for reactivation of an inactive or expired license are now online. You must apply online by logging into your PALS account at www.pals.pa.gov. The reactivation application can be accessed by clicking on the green pencil icon found to the left of your license number. After clicking on the green pencil icon, a “Reactivation” button will appear, click on it and following the directions to reactivate your license.
Auctioneer license inactive or expired 7 or more years-Any individual to whom an auctioneer license has been issued and whose license has been in an inactive or nonrenewed status shall be required to submit to and pass an examination. You must apply online for a predetermination by logging into your PALS account at www.pals.pa.gov. Click on the green pencil icon found to the left of your license number. After clicking on the green pencil icon, a “Reactivation Eligibility” button will appear, click on it, and complete the application.
The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) received reports that persons pretending to be from one of the business-related boards are contacting both active and inactive licensees. The scammers are altering the information that appears on caller ID to show the State Board phone number and name (spoofing). The scammers are known to be aggressively accusing licensees of drug trafficking and/or money laundering and sending emails and text messages indicated the license has been suspended. In addition, the scammers are sending facsimiles to licensees on forged letterhead, originating from a fake phone number.
BPOA reminds licensees and applicants of the following:
· We will NOT text, call or fax you a suspension notification. The Department initiates disciplinary action through an administrative process. If you are the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action, you will receive notice by certified mail and/or personal service.
· We will NOT engage you in a 3-way call with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
· We will NOT ask you to receive faxes from a specific retailer for a fee.
· Do NOT give your personal or financial information over the phone, by text message or fax, including your zip code.
· We will NEVER request payment for any service or civil penalty by wire, gift cards or transfer to a foreign country.
· We WILL provide you with a contact name and phone number if you are the subject of an investigation or disciplinary action.
· CONTACT the Board office if you are not sure if a communication pertaining to your licensure status is legitimate.
· CONTACT your local police department or the Pennsylvania State Police if you believe you have been the victim of a scam.
· REPORT any email or online scam attempts to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3) | Home Page