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Abandoned Vehicle Auction – Sealed Bid Only

Auction closes on January 3rd, 2020 at noon

All vehicles are sold “AS IS” and all bids are binding offers to purchase. Please refer to the below postings for all available information about each vehicle. Do not contact the Sheriff’s Office, nor the custodian, for vehicle information. Bidders may wish to inspect the vehicle at the storage facility during designated hours. This public auction of abandoned vehicles under MCL 257.252g is open to sealed bids only.


Bidding Process:

Sealed Bids will be accepted beginning December 11th, until January 3rd, 2020 before 5:00 PM by walk-in.

All bids must be received prior to the auction closing time by the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office located at 216 E. Lincoln St, Hart, MI, 49420.

Sealed Bids are accepted by hand delivery in a sealed envelope during office hours. (Must be received prior to office close on January 3rd, 2020 at 5:00pm)


The below vehicles are located at Oceana Auto located at 5170 W. Polk Rd., Hart, MI, 49420. They may be inspected from 8AM-5PM Mon.-Friday

2002 Nissan Xterra, no key, unknown running condition, private property removal

VIN 5n1md28y82c524540



2006 Pontiac G6, has key, unknown running condition, private property removal

VIN 1g2zg558364176349



1995 Buick LeSabre, no key, unknown running condition

VIN 1g4hp52k1th450221



2006 Chevrolet Malibu, has key, unknown running condition

VIN 1g1zs52f65f341075



1997 Chevrolet Lumina, no key, unknown running condition

VIN 2g1wl52m9v1128563



2002 Ford Ranger, has key, unknown running condition

VIN 1ftyr14u32ta59282



2006 Ford Fusion, has key, unknown running condition

VIN 3fafp07196r164382



2008 Dodge Avenger, no key, unknown running condition

VIN 1b3lc56kx8n278432



1999 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R, Runs, missing seat, needs headlight, body damage




The below vehicles are located at Ace Towing located at 8822 S Oceana Dr, Montague, MI 49437. They may be inspected from 8AM-5PM Mon.-Friday

2007 Chrysler 300, has key, runs

VIN 2c3la63h67h792230




2001 Chevrolet Impala, Has Keys, unknown running condition

VIN 2g1wf55e319254246



2004 Mercury Sable, has key, unknown running condition

VIN 1memfm55s14g613908



  1. “As Is:” The Vehicle is sold “as is” without any warranty of any kind and no representations are being made as to operational status or fitness for any purpose or use for any purpose or as to any characteristic of the Vehicle ANY SUCH WARRANTIES BEING EXPRESSLY WAIVED.
  2. Availability: If the previous owner retrieves the vehicle prior to the closing time of the auction, all bids on the vehicle become null and void.
  3. Payment Terms:  The Purchaser must arrange for the receipt by OCSO of the bid price of the vehicle plus a $60 auction fee on or before 5:00 p.m. on the fifth (5th) business day after the Auction.  Payment must be in cash or credit card.  If a credit card is used, an additional charge will be assessed to pay for the credit card transaction.  Fee structure is available on our website.  Upon payment and presentation of government issued photo identification, OCSO will issue a written receipt and Bill of Sale.
  4. Pick up: The Purchaser must pick-up the Vehicle from the storage lot at which it is being stored after payment but within the same five business (5) days after the Auction.  If the Vehicle is not picked up within this same five (5) day period, it will be considered abandoned under MCL §257.252a, and the Purchaser will be subject to a civil infraction, additional storage fees, a civil fine of $50 plus court costs and the Vehicle may be resold pursuant to of MCL §257.252(g).  In addition to these remedies, OCSO may pursue the full purchase price of this Agreement, plus the $60 Auction fee in a court of law.
  5. Adherence to Legal Requirements: Purchaser will adhere to all legal requirements for operation of motor vehicles including license, registration and insurance.
  6. Merger and Modification: This represents the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes all prior negotiations, representations or agreements, whether written or oral.  This Agreement may be amended only by written instrument signed by the authorized representatives of the Purchaser and OCSO.
  7. Covenant: Other than an action to enforce the terms of this Agreement, Purchaser covenants not to sue Oceana County, OCSO, the Oceana County Sheriff or any employee or the towing company holding the vehicle.
  8. Execution: The Purchaser attests that he or she has the authority to bind the vendor by signature below.
  9. Valid bid requirements: Only properly completed official bid forms received prior to the auction closing time are valid.  A properly completed bid must include all of the following:  1) Full legal name, date of birth, address, and phone number of the bidder; 2) Valid Email address to send bid receipt and winner notification; 3) Vehicle auction Ref#, Year, Make, and model matching the vehicle posted for sale4) Bid amount in United States currency clearly listed; 5) Signature of bidder agreeing to all terms and conditions herein.
  10. Determining winning bid: The highest valid bid for each vehicle is the winning bid. In the event more than one valid bid for the highest value are received, the first bid received is the winning bid.  If the date of receipt is the same, the first bid opened is the winning bid.


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