The North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board does not provide information in reference to complaints against licensees. All formal complaints are fully investigated and the Board makes the determination as to whether there is probable cause that a violation(s) of the North Carolina Auctioneers Law or Rules have occurred. When the Board has made a determination that a violation(s) has occurred, it then decides if disciplinary action is needed.
The North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board defines "disciplinary actions" against a licensee, as a letter of reprimand, assessment of a civil penalty, a suspension of a license, a voluntary surrender of a license, and a revocation of a license. The Board’s policy is to post this information on this web site as follows:
1) For Letters of Reprimand, the posting would be for a time period of one (1) year after acceptance of the Letter; 2) For Assessments of Civil Penalties, the posting would be for a time period of two (2) years after the payment of a civil penalty; 3) For Suspension of a License, the posting would be for a time period of three (3) years after a suspension is completed; and, 4) For Voluntary Surrender of a License and the Revocation of a License, the posting would be indefinitely.
Information in reference to a licensee’s previous disciplinary actions can be obtained by providing a request to the Board’s office in writing.