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In the United States, auctions are regulated on a state by state basis. The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a general “code of commerce” which 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 California.

State Auction License Required: There is no state required auctioneer license in California. Some counties and municipalities may require a permit or licensing.

Bonding/ Insurance: $20,000 ($30 Filing fee)

State Auctioneers Association:

State Real Estate Contact:

State Agency Contact:

California Secretary of State Office

1500 11th Street

Sacramento, CA 95814


*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.