Surplus Property


Disposal of surplus or excess materials and supplies

Surplus or excess materials may be offered for sale or lease through competitive sealed bidding, spot bidding, trade-in, sale at posted prices, auction, negotiated sale, trade to another public entity, retail sales outlet, or transferred for public purpose as designated by city rules, regulations and processes.

The City currently uses WSM Auctioneers (vehicles and equipment) and Sierra Auction (all other surplus) to sell the majority of its surplus property.  However, the City also may utilize other available methods to derive the highest value for the City.  A visit to WSM's or Sierra's website will allow you to preview the items available for sale - this will include not only Tempe surplus but items gathered from other firms and municipalities.

If you would like be notified of City initiated surplus sales you should register with the City so that you will receive automatic notification of those opportunities.