The following guidelines shall be adhered to at all times
by the general public while participating in the viewing of vehicles for
auction at the "Placentia Police Department"
No one under the age of 18 years of age is
permitted in the impound lot.
Private vehicles shall be parked outside of the
All public participants are to meet at the entrance gate promptly
at 3:00 pm. No one shall enter the impound lot without the expressed permission
of the officers conducting the viewing. All participants will be given a list
of the vehicles scheduled for auction. All participants may view the vehicles
from 3 pm to 4pm. Vehicles are sold "AS IS". No one shall enter the
vehicles, open doors, or otherwise physically handle any vehicles. Viewing of
the vehicles shall end promptly at 4:00 pm. The bidding process will commence
promptly at 4:00 pm with a minimum bid of $250 for Placentia impounds and $350 for
CSUF PD impounds. All persons placing a bid on vehicles must be at least 18
years of age and have a valid California drivers license. The registered owner/legal
owner, or driver of an impounded vehicle may not buy back their vehicle at
auction as a way of circumventing the impound fees. Auction vehicle releases
are only conducted Monday through Tuesday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and
Wednesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Any vehicle that is not paid for and
removed from the impound lot by the following Wednesday at 12:00 pm will be place
back on a pending auction list.
The Placentia Police Department will permanently exclude
any individual from further participation in all public auctions if they bid on
a vehicle and do not make any attempt to pay the bid fee or pick up the vehicle
within the prescribed time. All public participants are required to adhere to
the above-noted guidelines. Anyone not following these guidelines will be asked
to leave the impound lot.