State Surplus Property Program
The Department of Administrative Services Surplus Unit provides state agencies, municipalities, approved non-profit organizations and the bidding public with state surplus government property.
Public Auction Process
The State of Connecticut is now conducting online auctions only. Please see below for specific details related to vehicle and property auctions.
If you cannot find the answers you are looking for regarding the State Surplus Program on our website, please call 860-571-7445 for assistance.
Vehicle Auction Information for the Public
All state vehicle auctions are now held online at www.PropertyRoom.com. To view State of CT Auctions on Preview, go to www.PropertyRoom.com, click on Vehicles, then Vehicles on Preview. Look for listings with Hartford, CT for more details. As per policy and procedures, these vehicles will be held for 14 days to give state agencies and municipalities a chance to purchase them prior to going to public auction. Once this time period has elapsed, surplus state vehicles are available to the public via auction. If we have vehicles for sale, auctions will begin and end on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. Read how to sign up here.
Property Auction Information for the Public
All state property auctions are now held online at www.PublicSurplus.com. Auctions are ongoing, so there is no set date for auctions to be held.
To view State of CT Auctions, follow the instructions below:
1. Go to www.PublicSurplus.com
2. In the “Browse auctions within area” section, Select Region = “Connecticut”
3. Then, Select Agency = “State of Connecticut”
4. Then Click the hyperlink for “View All Auctions for State of Connecticut”
5. If you find items you would like to bid on, you must first REGISTER on the Public Surplus website. Once you register and log in, you can bid.
Other Sales (Including Sealed Bids)
Click here for information on other sales, including sealed bids.
State Agencies, Municipalities and Not-For-Profit Organizations Only
Disposal of Surplus Electronic Equipment:
(Includes computers/laptops/CRT (tube) monitors and broken electronics, aka mandatory recyclables)
The State PDC (Property Distribution Center) System Login
This system is available to state agencies, municipalities and registered non-profits. It is to be used solely for the purpose of entering mandatory recycled items in SCRAP condition, as well as CPUs, laptops and CRT (tube) computer monitors in any condition and for reallocating those CPUs, laptops and CRT (tube) computer monitors in working condition There is a ‘Help’ tab within the system for questions and instructions.
Disposal of Surplus Property
(Excluding computers, laptops, CRT monitors, broken electronics and vehicles unless approved by the DAS Surplus Unit)
Instructions for State Agencies - On-line Surplus Property Auctions (step by step) - Public Surplus
Frequently Asked Questions (PublicSurplus.com) - Related to Surplus Property
DPS-38 Disposal of Surplus Property Form
DPS-38a Disposal of Seized Property Form
How does the State Program Work?
The State Property Distribution Program is the legally authorized agent for the disposition of all state surplus property and material. This program:
- Transfers state surplus property to state agencies
- Assists municipalities with the option of acquiring used items of good quality
- Holds public property and vehicle auctions
- Donates surplus property to approved non-profit organizations
State Surplus Program Application for State Agencies
State Surplus Program Application for Municipalities
State Surplus Program Application for Non-Profits
State Agency and Municipality Information for Online Vehicle Auction Process
On-line Surplus Vehicle Auction Instructions for State Agencies
On-line Surplus Vehicle Auction Instructions for Municipalities
On-line Surplus Vehicle Auction Instructions for Seized Vehicles or Asset Forfeitures
Electronic DPS-29 – Sale Declaration Report (needed to surplus vehicles)
Lost CO Letter