In the United States, auctions are regulated on a state by state basis. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) which is a general “code of commerce” serves as the basis for auction law and has been drafted, by many states, into their license law. Auctioneers in states that do not have a license law are required to follow UCC guidelines (Louisiana by analogy).


Auction School: Western College of Auctioneering is an approved auction school in the State of Minnesota.

State Auction License Required: There is no state required auctioneers license in Minnesota. Licenses are issued by county, check for licensing requirements.

Minimum Age: 18

Bonding/ Insurance: Yes, varies by county, $1000- $3000

Fees: Yes, varies by county.

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

Minnesota Consumer Services Center

85 7th Place E, Ste 280

Saint Paul, MN 55101


*Courtesy in part of: The National Auctioneers Association

Auctioneer License Requirements by State

In the United States, auctioneer license requirements vary from state to state. Please visit our Auctioneer License Requirements by State page for additional licensing laws and auction resources for each state.