Public Auctions

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 the sale.

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 availability.

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.

Upcoming Auctions



There are no upcoming auctions at this time.

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 919-854-2160.