The City of Amarillo periodically disposes of stolen, abandoned or confiscated property that remains unclaimed, along with capital equipment that has become surplus, obsolete or inoperative. All auctions are conducted in compliance with Local Government Code and are advertised in the Amarillo Globe News. The City of Amarillo Purchasing Department utilizes a third party for auction services. Assister Auctioneers is a full service auction company located in Canyon, Texas. Auctions are held four times yearly and interested parties may also bid online.