Illinois Department of Transportation, Erica Borggren, Acting Secretary
Patrick J. Quinn, Governor
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The Department maintains a free, award-winning** catalog and electronic e-mail subscription service for notifying interested persons and businesses of all upcoming excess property auctions. This service allows easy and prompt access to information on local, as well as state-wide excess property auctions. It offers an easy way to stay informed of all upcoming sales opportunities.

Also available is an online catalog showing all properties currently being offered, that also contains information on recently concluded transactions. If you would like to see the listings, just click below on the "catalog" link.


To subscribe to this automated e-mail program, just follow the instructions below when sending your request. You may also unsubscribe at any time by following the directions provided.

To subscribe or unsubscribe, click on the link below and send the blank email that pops up. (Do not add anything to the subject line or to the body of the email).



Sales are normally held on the site, at a nearby public facility or other convenient locations. Sales may consist of parcels of land, usually small and irregularly shaped, structures such as houses, barns, and buildings, and also personal property such as refrigerators, air-conditioners, furnaces, mobile homes, etc. There are no set schedules for these disposal auctions, but rather they are held where and when the situation warrants. Payment methods are subject to sale category, but generally are due on the date of sale. Specific terms, dates, and locations are described in detail in the notification you receive.

Your e-mail address will be kept private and not sold or otherwise distributed outside the department.

** IDOT's "catalog and subscription service" was named the 2003 First Place Winner of the Federal Highway Administration's "Excellence in Right of Way Awards, Technical Specialties" Competition.

This award was presented for "any project, process, person, or group involved in a project or process that has used Federal Highway Administration funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation".

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