Licensed Auctioneers

For more information about auctioneers,
e-mail TDLR at


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TDLR amended the Auctioneers administrative rules on November 21, 2013, to implement changes in the Auctioneer law created by House Bill 3038, authored by Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson and enacted in 2013 by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

The amended Auctioneers rules take effect on January 1, 2014, and will:

  • remove the live bid calling framework from the definition of “auctioneer,”
  • repeal the associate auctioneer program,
  • update the Auctioneer Education Advisory Board membership requirements, and
  • increase the amount injured consumers can recover from the Auctioneer Education and Recovery Fund.
For more information about the TDLR Auctioneers program, contact TDLR at or 800-803-9202.  Also, you can sign up to receive TDLR Email Updates to be notified about any further changes or updates to the Auctioneer Program.

On November 21, 2013, the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation approved a reduction in the curriculum review fee for the Auctioneers program from $500 to $250, a savings of 50%. TDLR estimates this fee reduction will result in a savings for licensees of $4,301 annually, with an estimated five-year savings of $21,505.

“These savings result from the fee review we conduct each year, as part of our vision of ‘Smaller, Smarter Government’,” said TDLR Executive Director William Kuntz. “TDLR license fees must be reasonable and necessary only to cover the costs of administering its programs. With these fee reductions, our licensees and the public will receive the same high level of service but now at a lower cost.”

At their November 21st meeting, the Commission lowered fees for more than 400,000 TDLR licensees. TDLR estimates the total savings for all licensees will amount to nearly $6 million each year, with an estimated five-year savings of $29,661,245.

“I’m proud that TDLR is leading the way to lower economic barriers for entry into the Texas workforce while helping businesses grow and keep more money in their pockets,” said Commission Chairman Mike Arismendez. “With these fee reductions, TDLR licensees will save real money now and for years to come.”

For more information on the Auctioneers program, visit the Auctioneers home page.

Questions? Contact TDLR at

The Auctioneer Education Advisory Board met November 20 in Austin. The agenda is online. The meeting was archived and is available for viewing via RealPlayer.

Auctioneer Proposed Rules

Auctioneer Proposed Rules Related to Fees

NEW - Order a duplicate license online

House Bill 3038, passed during the 83rd Session of the Texas Legislature, eliminates the licensing of Associate Auctioneers effective June 14, 2013. As of June 14, 2013, TDLR no longer regulates Associate Auctioneers, and we are no longer issuing renewals or new licenses to Associate Auctioneers. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information. If you have further questions regarding the changes made by the new bill, please contact us at 1-800-803-9202 or Sign up for Auctioneers email notifications to stay informed. We will update all of the Auctioneer FAQs shortly to reflect the change to the law.

Change your contact information online

Here are the public comments on general topics received during the 2012 Strategic Planning process. The comments are grouped as answers to the four questions we based our discussions on.

  1. What are we doing well?
  2. What can we do better?
  3. If you could change one service that we provide or eliminate or amend any provision of TDLR’s statutes or rules, what would it be?
  4. What major changes will occur over the next five years that will impact the way you do business and the services we provide?

Read the comments (58 kb PDF) To see the comments for each individual license program, go to that program's section on the web site.

Updated Auctioneer administrative rules now online

Keep your address current with TDLR

TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.

Auctioneer video - Going, Going, Gone! was produced by PolkaWorks and funded by the Auctioneer Education and Recovery Fund; it's available for download or online viewing:

17 MB Real Video, lower resolution and you must have RealPlayer installed

watch it on YouTube

or you can download the file as a medium resolution .mov file (783 KB)
or as a lower resolution MPEG-4 file (23 KB).

RENEW YOUR LICENSE ONLINE - you can renew your Auctioneer license online and also obtain a duplicate receipt for the transaction


Report Violations or File Complaints Online


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