Platte County's Auctioneer Application Process


"Auctioneer" is one who sells goods, merchandise, or property of any kind, at public or private auction, for another person, and who receives any commission or compensation of any kind for conducting such sale; but not including one who conducts such a sale by or under the jurisdiction of any court, or pursuant to any judicial judgment or order, or any foreclosure sale of real estate, and not including any owner of any goods, merchandise or property of any kind, who himself conducts such sale.

Requirements & Statutes

All Auctioneers operating in Platte County are required to have a Platte County Auctioneer’s License.
Click here for Missouri Statutes for Eligibility and Penalties

Obtaining an Auctioneer’s License

To obtain a license for the County of Platte, the following are required:

  • Completed Platte County Auctioneer License Application
  • The appropriate fees paid
  • Approval of the County Commission: After receipt of the above items, requests are submitted during the County Commission Administrative Session held the first and third Monday of each month.
    All documents must be in the County Clerk’s office by 5:00 the Tuesday prior to session in order for the request to be processed by the Commission.
  • Licenses are emailed: After approval, licenses are emailed to the email address of record. If a hard copy or a wallet size permit is desired, please note the application.
    Licenses are to be kept in the auctioneer’s possession at all times while operating in Platte County.

Placing an Application

Applications may be made in person or by mail/email. If you’re emailing or mailing an application, paying online is New This Year and now available. Click your choice below:

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