Surplus Equipment Auctions

Last updated Apr. 23, 2015 - 8:35 am

Donation of Surplus Equipment

North Carolina General Statutes 160A-280 gives authority to local governments to donate to another governmental unit within the United States, a sister city, or a nonprofit organization upon adoption of resolution by the City Council. A public notice must be been made of at least five (5) days prior to the adoption of a resolution approving the donation.

Surplus Equipment

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Surplus equipment typically includes cars, trucks, heavy equipment and miscellaneous small equipment that the City no longer needs or uses. The City of Raleigh is no longer conducting auctions for disposal of surplus equipment. Most surplus equipment is now either consigned to the North Carolinas State Surplus Agency or sold by online auction via GovDeals.

North Carolina State Surplus

For information regarding the North Carolina State Surplus Agency, go to their website at or phone 919-854-2160.

Alternate Surplus

To access the Raleigh, NC surplus items go to GovDeals.

Found and Seized Property

Surplus equipment generally does not include found and seized property from the Police Department. For information regarding auctions for found and seized property, contact the Police Department's Evidence & Found Property.

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