§ 62-19-101 Chapter Definitions
§ 62-19-102 License Requirement
§ 62-19-103 Exemptions
§ 62-19-104 Auctioneer Commission
§ 62-19-105 Certificates of Appointment — Legal Assistance — Prosecution of Complaints
§ 62-19-106 Organization of Commission — Rules — Seal — Records
§ 62-19-107 Meetings of Commission
§ 62-19-108 Liens for Unpaid Commissions and Fees
§ 62-19-109 Administrative Director
§ 62-19-110 Register of Applicants
§ 62-19-111 General Licensing Provisions
§ 62-19-112 Denial, Revocation or Suspension of License by Commission — Retirement of License
§ 62-19-113 Immunity of Commissioners
§ 62-19-114 Judicial Revocation of License
§ 62-19-115 Rights and Duties of Licensee — Sponsorship of Affiliate Auctioneer
§ 62-19-116 Auctioneer Education and Recovery Account
§ 62-19-117 Reciprocity — Service of Process on Nonresidents
§ 62-19-118 Business Location — Sign
§ 62-19-119 Actions for the Collection of Compensation
§ 62-19-120 Effect of Revocation of Auctioneer’s License on Affiliate Auctioneers
§ 62-19-121 Penalties
§ 62-19-122 [reserved.]
§ 62-19-124 Court Costs and Attorney’s Fees in Collection Actions
§ 62-19-126 Citations for Violations
§ 62-19-127 Commission’s Power to Petition for Judicial Jurisdiction
§ 62-19-128 Licensed Public Automobile Auctions — Minimum Requirements

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 62 > Chapter 19 - Auctioneers

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliate auctioneer: means an individual who, for compensation or valuable consideration, or otherwise, is employed, directly or indirectly, by a principal auctioneer to deal or engage in any activity described in subdivision (9). See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
  • Agriculture: means :
    1. The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    2. Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
    3. Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
    4. Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    5. Auction: means a sales transaction conducted by oral, written, or electronic exchange between an auctioneer and members of the audience, consisting of a series of invitations by the auctioneer for offers to members of the audience to purchase goods or real estate, culminating in the acceptance by the auctioneer of the highest or most favorable offer made by a member of the participating audience. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    6. Auctioneer: means a principal auctioneer, bid caller auctioneer, or public automobile auctioneer. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    7. Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
    8. Bid caller auctioneer: means an individual who, for compensation or valuable consideration, or otherwise, is hired by a principal auctioneer, public automobile auction, or public automobile auctioneer to solicit bids for the purchase of goods at an auction. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    9. Commission: means the Tennessee auctioneer commission. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    10. Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    11. Continuing education: means six (6) hours each renewal period. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    12. Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    13. Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    14. Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    15. Decedent: A deceased person.
    16. Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
    17. Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
    18. Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
    19. Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    20. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    21. Goods: means chattels, merchandise, real or personal property, or commodities of any form or type that may lawfully be kept or offered for sale. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    22. Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
    23. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    24. Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
    25. Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    26. Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
    27. Person: includes an individual, association, partnership, corporation, and the officers, directors, and employees of a corporation. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    28. Personal property: All property that is not real property.
    29. Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    30. Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    31. Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
    32. Principal auctioneer: means an individual who, for a fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration, or with the intention or expectation of receiving a fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration by the means or process of auction or sale at auction, offers and executes a listing contract, sale, purchase, or exchange of goods, and is responsible for the management and supervision of an auction company, including its wholly owned subsidiary or affiliate company. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    33. Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
    34. Public automobile auction: means offering motor vehicles for sale to the highest bidder, where buyers are members of the public, by a motor vehicle dealer licensed to sell used motor vehicles and licensed as a public automobile auctioneer by the commission. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    35. Public automobile auctioneer: means an individual who, for a fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration, or with the intention or expectation of receiving a fee, commission, or any other valuable consideration at an auction or sale at auction, offers, negotiates, or attempts to negotiate a listing contract, sale, purchase, or exchange of goods, including motor vehicles. See Tennessee Code 62-19-101
    36. Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
    37. Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    38. Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
    39. Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
    40. signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    41. Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.