NPA FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to register with NPA you must be considered a dealer in the state that you are doing business in. Pending your state requirements, the following items are needed to register:

  • Business License
  • Dealer License
  • Resale License
  • Federal Tax ID Number
  • Surety Bond
  • Government Issued ID
  • Copy of Voided Company Check

Location Hours of Operation
NPA San Diego 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Atlanta 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Cincinnati 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Dallas 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Denver 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Madison 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Philadelphia 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Portland 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday
NPA Sacramento 8AM – 5PM | Monday - Friday

Hours reflect timezone for each location.

We accept the following forms of payment for all Live Auctions, Insurance|Total Loss, eSale, and NPA Black Market purchases:

  • Cash
  • Cashier's Check
  • Business Check (Bank Letter of Guarantee may be required)
  • Floor plans from AFC, NEXTGear, Wells Fargo CDF, Northpoint Flooring & HDFS
  • Wire Transfer (additional $30 fee applies)
Payment is required within 2 business days of the date of invoice for simulcast and online purchases. Payment is required the day of auction for live purchases. Units are required to be picked up within 5 business days of the date of invoice; afterwards storage fees of $5 per unit per day will be charged.

  Methods of Payment

AFC, NEXTGear, Wells Fargo CDF, Northpoint Flooring & HDFS

NPA San Diego, NPA Dallas & NPA Atlanta auction payoffs are sent to dealers the Tuesday following the auction. Philadelphia & Cincinnati auction payoffs are sent to dealers the Friday following the auction. NPA Madison payoffs are sent to dealers the Monday following the auction.

All payoffs are sent from NPA San Diego, Corporate Headquarters. To access your Payoffs click Here.

It is the responsibility of the purchasing dealer to research and pay any back fees on the unit. It is also the purchasing dealer's responsibility to know what type of units they can and cannot title or register within their state.

If a dealer purchases a vehicle they are not able to title or register in their state, NPA will not allow the dealer to return the vehicle.

BOS - Bill of Sale; usually for units in a non-title state.

MSO - Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin; unit has never been titled.

TCMG - Title Coming; this may take up to 8 weeks to be received.

Legal Docs - We have all of the legal documentation to apply for a title, but no physical title

TMU - True Miles Unknown;

7,500 Mile Rule - CA dealers cannot register a unit titled in another state with less than 7,500 miles on it.


Titles and consignment forms must be received at the auction facility prior to auction day. Once consignments have been submitted online, it is best to send titles in a trackable form of mail to the auction location you are sending the vehicle to. There is a $10 Title Coming Fee if title is not received by auction day.

Private party consignments are accepted if the title is in the seller's name.


Upload vehicles online by entering the year, make, model and VIN of each vehicle you are sending to auction along with the type of documents you possess for the vehicle. After submitting online consignments, please make copies of vehicle documents and email them immediately to the NPA location where your vehicle will be consigned. Immediately after emailing, send the physical paperwork to the Consignment Admin of the NPA facility the vehicles are going.


 How-To Consign Video Tutorial

A Reserve is the minimum amount a unit can be sold for. There are three different types of reserves to choose from:

Close - Your vehicle will be sold if the high bid is within $200 of the reserve. Vehicles with a high bid within $1500 of reserve will go Subject To.

Firm - Your vehicle will be sold only if the high bid has meet or exceed your reserve. Vehicles with a high bid within $1000 of reserve will go Subject To.

Average - This only applies when consigning multiple vehicles. Vehicles will be sold if the average sale price is greater than average reserves of all offered vehicles.

Motorcycles, ATV's, PWC:
Drop off by end of business day 2 days prior to Auctions for Live Auction locations except for NPA Atlanta. Atlanta vehicles must be received 3 days prior.

  • NPA Atlanta – Drop off by end of business Tuesday
  • NPA Cincinnati – Drop off by end of business day Monday
  • NPA Dallas – Drop off by end of business Wednesday
  • NPA Denver – Units must be received by Friday prior to the Dallas      auction
  • NPA Madison – Drop off by end of business day Tuesday
  • NPA Philadelphia – Drop off by end of business day Monday
  • NPA Sacramento – Drop off by end of business Tuesday
  • NPA Portland – Units must be received the Thursday prior to the        Sacramento auction
  • NPA San Diego – Drop off by end of business Wednesday


    Boats & RV's:
    Drop off by end of business day 4 business days prior to auction

  • NPA Atlanta – Drop off by end of business Monday
  • NPA Cincinnati – Drop off by end of business day Friday
  • NPA Dallas – Drop off by end of business day Monday
  • NPA Denver – Units must be received by Friday prior to the Dallas      auction
  • NPA Madison – Drop off by end of business day Friday
  • NPA Philadelphia – Drop off by end of business day Thursday
  • NPA Sacramento – Drop off by end of business Friday
  • NPA Portland – Units must be received by Thursday prior to the          Sacramento auction
  • NPA San Diego – Drop off by end of business Monday

    • Re-run the unit into the next live auction
    • Post the vehicle on NPA eSale
    • Redeem the vehicle and transport back to dealership

    Global Search allows dealers to find vehicles from all live auctions, exchanges and online platforms and displays them on one page.


     How-To Use Global Search Video Tutorial

    A Wish List can be created for vehicles that dealers are interested in but NPA does not currently have in auction.


    A Watch List is a consolidated list of units a dealer has shown interest in for an upcoming auction.


  • Floor Bid - Bid made by a dealer physically present at the auction
  • Counter Offer - A bid the seller makes to counter the high bidder's offer
  • KSR - History of fees in California for specific unit run by NPA. NPA will run these reports as necessary
  • Report of Sale - A transfer of ownership or bill of sale
  • Odometer Descriptions:
    • OHV - Off Highway Vehicle
      Actual - Actual Mileage
      Exp - Exempt, some states title units over 10 years old with exempt mileage
      Miles/Hours Unknown - Unable to view odometer due to the vehicle currently being out of your possession
      TMU - True Miles Unknown
      PWC - Personal Watercraft

    If a dealer is using an NPA contracted carrier, the average transportation time is 7-10 days.
    For more information contact:
     858.726.2209
     transit@npauctions.com.

    An Inter-Facility Transfer is transportation of units between NPA facilities.

    If a vehicle is “Subject-To” the high bid did not meet the reserve. NPA will attempt to negotiate a sale between the buyer and seller.

    NPA eSale is an online auction platform that provides units for purchase 24/7.


     How-To Purchase & Navigate NPA eSale

    If a dealers high bid is within a certain percentage of the reserve but has not met reserve, you will receive a Last Chance Offer via email. Offers are only available on exchanges and are valid until 10pm Pacific standard. If not response is received by then, the unit will be a no sale.

    Upon the end time of the auction, the item remains open as needed until there has been 5 minutes of no bid activity. This is only available on exchanges.

    Simulcast is NPA's online bidding software.

     How-To Buy on Auction Day

    Google Chrome, MacOS Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge


    Currently, our bidding software does not allow for mobile bidding.


    Dealers are able to bid online using NPA Simulcast software. If a dealer is unable to bid online during a live auction, Proxy Bids may be placed for units without the dealer being present.

    If a dealer is unable to bid during a live auction, Proxy Bids can be placed for live auction units without the dealer being present.

    Once logged in to npauctions.com go to "BUY" on top navigation, choose which auction location and click the lane you are interested in. Once you have chosen a unit select “Place Bid“ button. When the page has loaded, fill in the required information and click submit.


     How-To Enter Proxy Bids

    Please call NPA Dealer Registration at 858.292.5339 EXT. 5 during business hours and an NPA representative will discuss your account with you.

    Condition reports can now be found on the Purchases and Bids page on your account. You can also find your subject-to's, last chance offers, and proxy bids from this page as well.

    NPA does not publish auction results after a sale. The NPA Value Guide™ will give you a real-time average price a unit sold for, and dealers can filter search criteria by month, location, and condition breakdown.


    Important Documents


    How-To Tutorial Videos

    How-To Register


    How-To Buy On Auction Day


    How-To Preview Vehicles


    How-To Purchase On The Harley-Davidson Dealer Exchange

    How-To Consign


    AVP How-To


    How-To NPA Value Guide™


    How-To Navigate The Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. Online Dealer Platform

    How-To Access Your Inventory


    How-To Use Global Search


    How-To Purchase & Navigate NPA eSale


    How-To Purchase & Navigate The MotoLease Dealer Exchange

    Purchased Inventory & Place Bids


    How-To Read a Condition Report


    How-To Enter Proxy Bids


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