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TDLR seeks volunteers to serve on Auctioneer Advisory Board

August 17, 2023

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) needs four licensed auctioneers, plus one member of the public, to serve as volunteers on the Auctioneer Advisory Board. Members of the board are not compensated or reimbursed for serving.

The board provides technical knowledge and industry expertise to TDLR about the Auctioneers program, which registers and regulates people who conduct live-bid auctions in Texas. (TDLR does not regulate online auctions.)

The board has a total of seven members who serve six-year terms, including four licensed auctioneers, two public members and an administrative head of a state agency selected by the Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation. The public members cannot have any connection to the auction industry. All members of the board are appointed by the chair of the Texas Commission on Licensing and Regulation.

“TDLR needs Texans who care about their communities to participate on our advisory boards and committees,” said TDLR Executive Director Mike Arismendez Jr. “Thanks to a change in state law, we’re able to hold most of our advisory board meetings online, so members no longer have to travel to Austin to meet. We hope that more people will want to get involved.”

See this page ( for details on specific membership requirements and how to apply. The deadline to apply for the Auctioneer Advisory Board is September 22.

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