Surplus and salvage of state property
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Surplus and salvage of state property

Surplus property (office supplies, vehicles, and equipment)

TxDOT surplus property is advertised and sold directly to eligible Texas entities or is auctioned online. The Texas Facilities Commission administers the state surplus property program.

Who is eligible to purchase surplus property from TxDOT?

Only eligible Texas entities may purchase surplus property for the first 10 business days of availability.

The public may purchase surplus property at auction after 10 business days of availability. The public may not purchase computer equipment.

1 Eligible entities submit an intent to purchase letter on the entity’s letterhead and that includes contact name, address, phone number, and signature of the authorized representative.

2 Email requests or fax to 512-416-2303.

3 TxDOT sends a letter to the purchasing entity with instructions on payment and other requirements.

4 Property will not be released to the purchaser until payment and all required documentation is received. TxDOT reserves the right to cancel or suspend a sale if there is a need for the property by the state.

  • All sales are handled as first-come, first-served.
  • State agencies get priority over other eligible entities.
  • All surplus and salvage property is sold as-is, where-is, with no expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of merchantability.
  • All sales are final and no refunds are allowed.
  • Except for sales to eligible entities during the advertisement period, all sales are subject to a purchaser fee.
  • Purchasers are responsible for paying any applicable taxes unless they provide a resale or tax-exempt certificate.
  • Failure to abide by the terms and conditions of the sale or to retrieve purchased property may result in the forfeiture of funds and the property reverting back to the state of Texas which may negatively impact a purchaser’s ability to receive TxDOT surplus property in the future.
  • TxDOT policy prohibits employees from purchasing department surplus property. This restriction, however, does not apply to surplus property sold by other state agencies or political subdivisions.

Note: Surplus property does not apply to the sale of right of way or other real property.

Surplus Property Sales
Salvage Property and Recycling