New Orleans to auction off over 100 abandoned vehicles

New Orleans to auction off over 100 abandoned vehicles

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Over 100 abandoned vehicles are up for auction, all of which have been discarded on neighborhood streets or left unclaimed by residents with excessive parking fines and fees.

On Tuesday, New Orleans' Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its third abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction will be located at Almonaster Auto Pound, located at 10200 Almonaster Avenue. The live on-site auction begins at 9 a.m. Online bidding is also available. It is an impound auction, meaning all vehicles are sold without keys and the running condition is unknown.

Since May 2010, the City of New Orleans has held 20 vehicle auctions, selling 2,310 abandoned cars and contributing over $1,585,429 to the City's General Fund, according to city officials.

As in prior auctions, the buyer will pay a $50 administrative fee, which gets the buyer a notarized title at the time of payment.

Online bidding is also available. Residents interested in online bidding can register by clicking here.

All vehicle information is listed online.  The available vehicle list includes the VIN, make, model and lien holder information.

For more information on the auction, click here.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.