We are pleased to announce the State Surplus Property Auction is now open and available online. The public now can view surplus personal property from anywhere without having to travel to the State Surplus Warehouse. To view available surplus items, please go to www.GovDeals.com/StateofCalifornia.

Please note: If in the local area, online surplus items are available for viewing weekly on Thursday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Online Auctions of State Surplus Property

GovDeals.com provides services to government agencies facilitating the sale of surplus items on the internet. To find our current list of online surplus items listed on GovDeals, please go to http://www.govdeals.com/stateofcalifornia.  If you are interested in one of the items, you will be required to register as an official bidder online, and agree to the Terms and Conditions posted on the web page.

Questions or concerns about the Online Auctions, contact: Bryant Paul, Online Auction coordinator | Email: Bryant.Paul@dgs.ca.gov | Office: (916) 928-5806


  • Each bidder is required to fill out a Registration Form and present their driver's license or state I.D. before receiving a bid paddle on the day of the auction.
  • Only accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover or cashier's check (exact amount) as forms of accepted payment.
  • No longer require a cash deposit to receive a bid paddle.
  • No longer accept cash or American Express for purchases.

Catalog of items for Surplus Personal Property Auction is posted approximately one week before each auction.

Items may be previewed the business day before the auction from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the day of the auction from 8:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

TERMS: Fill out bid paddle registration form and take it to the cashier window along with picture identification to receive bid paddle. Payment in full is required before winning bidder may take possession of items won.

NON PAYMENT: If winning bid participant fails to submit payment in full for his/her auction purchases by due date that person or that person's representative will be required to put a deposit of $1,000 in the form of a Cashier's Check to participate in future auctions. Deposit can be applied to the auction purchases or will be refunded if no winning bids are made.

FINAL PAYMENTS: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, Cashier's Check (exact amount only), Money Order (exact amount only). Cashier's check and Money Orders must be made out to Department of General Services. Payment in full is due before 3:00 p.m. on the Wednesday after the auction date. No partial payments are accepted.

PICK UP: All items must be picked up before 3:00 p.m. of the Wednesday after the auction date. An additional $100.00 storage fee will be charged for each additional business day pick-up is late, up to four (4) days. After that fourth day, all items will be forfeited. 


For individuals with a disability needing reasonable accommodation or having questions, please call (916) 925-5800. In order to ensure that we can meet your accommodation, it is best that we receive your request at least 10 working days before the scheduled auction. Telecom Device for the Deaf (TDD) is reachable only from telephones equipped with a TDD device. California Relay Service numbers are:

Voice 1-800-735-2922
TTY/TDD 1-800-735-2929


Florita Greiner

Department of General Services
Office of Fleet and Asset Management

1700 National Dr
Sacramento, CA 95834

Phone: (916) 928-5800 

Fax: (916) 928-4644

Email: ContactSPR@dgs.ca.gov

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