State Surplus Property Auctions for Municipalities to Purchase
What is PublicSurplus.com?
Answer: PublicSurplus.com is an auction website specifically for government agencies to sell their surplus property.
I already registered but I didn’t put my municipality’s name in my profile. How can I change my profile to reflect it?
If your actual profile doesn’t have your agency listed above your address:
- Log In to Public Surplus
- Go to the ‘My Stuff’ tab
- Go to the ‘Profile’ tab
- Click on that to bring up your profile information.
- Make the 1st line of the Address Section your municipality’s name and use the 2nd line for the street address.
What will we find on Public Surplus?
Answer: Everything our state agencies deem surplus except vehicles (unless specifically discussed with the DAS State Surplus Property Unit), CPU’s, laptops and CRT monitors (tube style). Those are available on a separate platform, the PDC Website.
If we missed out on claiming an item, but it went to public auction, can our municipality buy items on the Public Surplus website?
Answer: Yes, but you must follow your municipality’s purchasing procedures. The person bidding on the item must be prepared to pay using a credit card if an auction is won.
What is a Dutch auction?
Answer: A Dutch auction is one auction listing with multiples of the same item in similar condition which can be claimed all by one buyer or separately by multiple buyers.
What if my municipality changes its mind after claiming an auction? Or we go to pick up the item decide we don’t want it?
All our items are listed on the website as being sold “as is” and “where is” without any warrantees or guarantees. If you do claim property and decide after that you no longer want it, please contact the Auction Contact and copy Veronica Coty and Philip St. Amand so they can handle relisting the auction(s).