- License Renewal and Exam Information
- Search Licensees by License Type
- Online License Renewal
- Duplicate Receipt for Online Renewal
- Download a Printable License Renewal Letter
- Auctioneer Exam Information
- Change Contact Information Online
- Pay Penalties Online
- Auctioneer Reciprocity List
- Guidelines for License Applicants with Criminal Convictions
- Enforcement Plan
- Criminal History Evaluation Letter
- Auctioneer Continuing Education
- Forms, FAQs, Rules, Law and Guidelines
- Meetings and Information
For more information about auctioneers,
e-mail TDLR at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Vacancies on Auctioneer Education Advisory Committee - The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces two vacancies on the Auctioneer Education Advisory Committee (Committee) established by Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1802. The pertinent rules may be found in 16 Texas Administrative Code §67.65. The purpose of the Auctioneer Education Advisory Board is to advise the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) on educational matters, operational matters, and common practices within the auction industry.
The Committee is composed of seven members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission, with the Commission’s approval. Four members are licensed auctioneers; one member is the administrative head, or the administrative head’s designee, of any state agency or office that is selected by the Commission; and two public members. The auctioneer members appointed under Section 1802.102(a)(1) serve two-year terms that expire on September 1 and may not serve more than two consecutive terms. This announcement is for an Auctioneer and a public member vacancy.
Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800-803-9202), fax (512-475-2874) or email (email@example.com).
Applicants may be asked to appear for an interview; however, any required travel for an interview would be at the applicant's expense.
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.
- What are we doing well?
- What can we do better?
- 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?
- 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.
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).