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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.

Our contact information has changed: 

We no longer have a warehouse and our physical address for mail is:

State of CT DAS State Surplus Unit
450 Columbus Blvd, Suite N1202
Hartford, CT 06103

Our new main phone number is 860-713-5052.

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 860-713-5052 for assistance.

Vehicle Auction Information for the Public

All state vehicle auctions are now held online at  To view State of CT Auctions on Preview, go to, 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  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
   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.

Take 2 Electronics Recycling Work Order Form

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 ( - 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



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