W elcome to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Within this website you will find important and relevant news about Louisiana Auctioneer laws, licensure, information on current Board and Staff members, and links to other relevant web sites.

The Auctioneers Licensing Board's Mission

The Legislature of Louisiana declares that requiring the licensure of qualified Auctioneers and Auction Businesses is in the best interest of the citizens of Louisiana. The purpose of the Auctioneers' law is to protect the safety, health, and property of the people of Louisiana in the transfer of property by auction.

ONLINE AUCTIONS: Effective January 1, 2021, Act 327 of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session will require ALL online auctions to be properly licensed by this Board if the auction or item being sold at auction is located in Louisiana.

Auction means the sale by competitive bid by means of a verbal exchange, regular mail, telecommunications, or the internet of any property which sale consists of a series of invitations for offers to purchase property made by the auctioneer and or offers to purchase made by members of the audience culminating in the acceptance by the auctioneer of the highest or most favorable bid.

Auction includes but is not limited to all the following:(all require proper licensing)

  • Live auctions
  • Online auctions
  • Real-time auctions
  • Extended auctions
  • Any similar events as may be devised with the development of technology
  • Any combination of the above items