State Surplus Property Auctions for Non-Profits to Claim


The Department of Administrative Services, Surplus Property Program is the legally authorized agent in the State for the disposition of all usable property that a state agency deems surplus to its operating needs.

If the surplus property cannot be transferred between state agencies, it is then offered to municipalities.  If the property is not claimed by a municipality, at that point the property is offered for sale to the public.  This sale process is conducted through an online auction process where members of the public can preview and bid on former state property in an online auction setting.  

If the surplus property does not sell through a public auction, at that point in time the State can relist the property through a closed site for donations to registered non-profit organizations through an internal reallocation.

It is important to note that depending upon state business needs, there is not a predictable way to forecast what property will become available and when property will become available for auction and what property may or may not sell at an auction and become available for non-profits.

When property becomes available for relisting to non-profits, the property can be found online at the Public Surplus site. We encourage you to review the site regularly and take advantage of the program offerings.