Public Auctions for State Surplus Property

How To

Register with Public Surplus in order to bid:

  1. Go to the Public Surplus Registration Page
  2. Fill out all of the information and confirm registration.
  3. Log-in to start bidding.


View and Bid on State Surplus Property: 

  1. Log in to Public Surplus
  2. In the ‘Browse auctions within area’ section, Select Region = ‘Connecticut’
  3. Then, Select Agency = ‘State of Connecticut’
  4. Then press the hyperlink for ‘View All Auctions for State of Connecticut’
  5. Start bidding!


Win an Auction:

  1. If you are the highest bidder, you will receive a notification from the vendor informing you that you are the auction winner and confirming the auction you have won.
  2. You must make payment for your auction within 5 days.
  3. Once you make payment you are responsible for contacting the agency contact listed on your auction to make pickup arrangements.
  4. Pickups must be scheduled within 5 business days of payment being made.  If you do not show up for your pickup appointment and do not call to reschedule before that, you will forfeit your auction.
  5. When you pickup, bring your receipt and ID at your assigned pickup date and time.  Important Note:  If you are sending someone else to pick up your auction (including a shipping company), you must email the auction contact a letter of authorization, with the name of the individual/shipping company.
  6. You may inspect the item before signing the pickup receipt.
  7. If you decide to keep the item, please sign the receipt and your ID will be scanned with your receipt for our records.
    - If you choose not to take the item, please write a note on the receipt stating why you do not want it, and whether or not you would like a refund.
    - Refunds are processed back to the original form of payment and may take a few days to show up.
  8. There are no returns for items.  The property sold in these auctions are “as is” condition and “where is”, without any warranties or guarantees.
  9. Auctions paid for but not picked up within 5 business days are subject to a daily storage fee of $50 per day. Once storage fees equal the amount of the sales price, the item will be re-sold. In the event of a re-sale, the buyer will not be refunded their purchase price or storage fees.