If you wish to operate as an auctioneer in the State of Pennsylvania you must comply with the licensing requirements and provide a Pennsylvania auctioneer bond before license approval will be given. The State Board of Auctioneer Examiners regulates the practice and licensure of auctioneers, apprentice auctioneers, auction houses and auction companies within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to protect the public from misrepresentation, incompetency, bad faith and dishonesty. It is the Board’s duty to control auctioneer licenses as well as oversee the preparation and administration of the examination to attain an auctioneer license. Pennsylvania’s Auctioneer Act (Section 2) defines “Auctioneer” very broadly as a person who sells or offers or attempts to sell property at auction. The term includes any person who holds himself out as engaged in the business of selling property at auction. The Pennsylvania auctioneer surety bond must be written in the amount of $5,000 and guarantee that the auctioneer will observe the provisions of all the laws of this Commonwealth and the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Board of Auctioneer Examiners. For those unfamiliar with auctioneer licensing the Pennsylvania Auctioneer’s Association is an excellent resource. The surety leader, Surety One, Inc., is a national provider of auctioneer license bonds in all states where they are required. We offer these surety bonds to all legitimate applicants regardless of credit condition. Do you also need a fidelity bond to cover employee dishonesty risks? We can help! Visit us at SuretyOne.com, call (787) 333-0222 or (800) 373-2804, or email Underwriting@SuretyOne.com for a Pennsylvania auctioneer bond, or for information on auctioneer bonds in any state that you may seek a license.