Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs State Board of Auctioneer Examiners

On October 8, 2008, Governor Rendell signed into law Senate Bill No. 908 which will amend the Auctioneer and Auction Licensing Act to include Trading Assistant Registration Act. For more information please go to the PA State Board of Auctioneer Examiners website.

Q: Can a Registered Trading Assistant conduct an online only auction?
A: All parties involved in auction activities within Pennsylvania are required to hold a Pennsylvania auctioneer's license when conducting any form of auction, whether it be for personal property or real estate within the Commonwealth. This applies equally to both in-person and online auctions, and it is crucial to comply with these regulations. Furthermore, it is mandated that the license number be prominently displayed in all auction-related advertisements. For more information and detail please refer to the Pennsylvania Auctioneer Licensing and Trading Assistant Registration Act.