Property is available to
State Agencies, Political Sub-Divisions and Qualifying Non-Profit, Tax Exempt
Organizations within the State to include Non-Profit Volunteer Fire Departments
Lifesaving and Rescue Squads of North Carolina.
Prior to property being made available for public sale, property
must be made available to State Agencies, Political Sub-Divisions and Qualifying
Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations. The State Surplus Property Agency has
developed a system to help such entities locate property. This section is known
Classifieds.” Priority Classifieds may be searched to locate items of
Search the Priority Classifieds
State agencies have first priority to any property listed in the
“Priority Classifieds” section. Property transferred between state agencies
must be done utilizing a fair market value. Please contact us if you have an
interest in property listed in this section. To learn the process and procedures
required to obtain the property.
Political Sub-Divisions and Qualifying Non-Profit and Tax Exempt
When property is offered to state agencies and no interest has
been generated, property may then be offered to Political Sub-Divisions and
Qualifying Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations at a fair market value set by
the NC State Surplus Property Agency.
Political Sub-Divisions within the State
Counties and municipalities should contact the State Surplus
Property Agency when interested in obtaining items.
Qualifying Non-Profit and Tax Exempt
Organizations within the State
Any Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organization wishing to make priority purchases must
submit an application to the State Surplus Property Agency and obtain approval
prior to making a request for property. Once the application is reviewed and the
Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organization becomes qualified, they can contact the
State Surplus Property Agency when interested in obtaining surplus state
Non-profit Tax Exempt Organizations that do not qualify to
purchase state surplus property may qualify to purchase from the Federal Surplus
Property Agency. Please check the
Federal Surplus Property Agency web site for more information.
In order to be eligible to purchase surplus state property without
bidding, a Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization must meet the following
definition, complete a qualification request along with all the required
documentation, submit it to the SSPA and obtain prior approval.
NC General Statute 143-64.02(2)
"Nonprofit tax exempt organizations" means those nonprofit tax exempt medical
institutions, hospitals, clinics, health centers, school systems, schools,
colleges, universities, schools for the mentally retarded, schools for the
physically handicapped, radio and television stations licensed by the Federal
Communications Commission as educational radio or educational television
stations, public libraries, and civil defense organizations, that have been
certified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations
under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Non-Profit Tax Exempt
Qualification Request (pdf)
Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads of North Carolina
Volunteer Fire Departments, Lifesaving and Rescue Squads may
purchase state surplus property following the same guidelines as Political
Sub-divisions and Qualifying Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations per General
All payments for property obtained by Political Sub-Divisions,
Qualifying Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Organizations and Volunteer Fire Departments,
Lifesaving and Rescue Squads through the State Surplus Property Agency must be
made payable to State Surplus Property Agency in the form of a Cashier’s Check,
Certified Check or Money Order prior to property being released by the state.