While the sealed bid process is the primary method
used to sell surplus property, in special circumstances, the State Surplus
Property Agency may utilize public auctions to sell property. Determination to
utilize public auctions as a method of sale varies with the type and quantity of
items made available by various state agencies.
All sales will be advertised on the NC State Surplus
Website. Other media sources may be used to advertise such sales. Notice of
upcoming sales will be listed on the website at least 30 days prior to the sale
date. Specific sales information will be posted no less than 14 days prior to
Due to the different circumstances related to the
sale of property by public auctions, Instructions, Terms and Conditions of Sale
and Payment Terms will be provided with individual advertisements and will be
announced at the start of the sale.
DOT Surplus Equipment Auctions
The Department of Transportation uses public auctions
to sell surplus equipment. Auctions are held at different locations across the
state approximately three times per year, depending on equipment location and
Equipment that may be available, but is not limited
to, includes: pick-up trucks, dump trucks, flat bed trucks, maintenance trucks,
snow plowing equipment, salt spreaders, water tanks, trailers, asphalt patching
and paving equipment, sweepers, tractors, bulldozers, backhoes, road graders,
pumps, sprayers, etc.
There are no current auctions.
Miscellaneous and Special Program Auctions
The State Surplus Property Agency, from time to time
may hold public auctions for property obtained by the Department of Revenue,
Unauthorized Substance Tax Division or other entities. Locations and the type of
items offered will be determined and subsequently posted with the advertisement.
Should you have questions regarding upcoming
auctions, please feel free to contact the State Surplus Property Agency at