A wide variety of public auto auctions is found all across the state of California, including in the cities of Santa Ana, Orland and Pittsburg. California also has many different dealer auctions around the state, such as ABS Auto Auctions in Colton, Bay Cities Auto Auction in Hayward or ADESA, which has locations in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and Tracy.
While the public auto auctions are open to anyone, it is necessary to possess a valid California dealer's license in order to participate in any of the dealer auctions.
OC Public Auto Auction offers twice weekly live auctions at its facility located at 2114 East 1st Street in Santa Ana. As of 2015, the auctions typically take place on at 12:00 p.m. on Sundays and at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The gates for the auction open at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. During these hours, customers can enter the auction yard to inspect the vehicles, apply for financing and place a silent pre-bid.
Other public auto auctions in California include Express Auto Auction and Desert View Auto Auctions, which has five locations in the state, in the cities of San Diego, Sacramento, Hayward, Rancho Cucamonga and Santa Paula.