Auction Policy

Although the Town of Wellesley doesn’t have an official policy regarding auctions, the following is a summary of the steps required to obtain the special permit to hold an auction in Wellesley:

  • A letter requesting permission must be sent to the Board of Selectmen.
  • This letter must include the date, place, and time that the proposed auction will be held.
  • A copy of the auctioneer’s Massachusetts State Auctioneer’s License and a check for $25 to cover the license fee is also required.

If the above conditions are met, the Executive Director grants a Special Permit to the applicant for the day of the auction. This permit is granted with the understanding that there are to be no advertising or directory signs on public property or within the public way.