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Surplus Equipment Sales and Auctions

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Public Sales of County Surplus Items: 

On occasion The County offers certain items to the public per Monterey County Code 2.32.100 Surplus Pool.  The Contracts/Purchasing Office manages the surplus items.  Some items are sold to the public at online auctions, and other items are sold at public sales held several times per year on an as needed basis.  Available property typically includes;

  • Office Furniture [ Desks, Chairs, cabinets, etc] 
  • Modular Office Partitions and Components 
  • Courtroom/Church type benches 
  • Computer Parts and components 
  • Fax Machines 
  • Vehicles (all vehicles are auctioned online at or

FREE Surplus Items for Non-Profits:

After the public sale, remaining items are made available to nonprofit organizations at no cost via a Non-Profit Exclusive Showing. NON-PROFITS must submit proof of the organization's Non-Profit status in order to be receive surplus items for free. Proof shall consist of all of the following documents:

  • Copy of your organization's 501C-3 IRS Tax Identification Number
  • IRS Letter of Determination
  • Brief Description of the proposed use of the donated equipment

Items will not be released for free to Non-Profits who do not provide the County with proof as required above. Documents may be submitted at the Non-Profit Surplus Item Showing or Non-Profits may mail or fax these documents to:

  • Mail to: County of Monterey
    Contracts/Purchasing Division
    1488 Schilling Place
    Salinas, CA 93901
  • Fax to: (831) 755-4969  Attn: Contracts/Purchasing Division, Surplus

Notification of Available Surplus Items:

If you are an individual and would like to be notified of upcoming public sale, or if you are a Non-Profit and would like to be notified of future Non-Profit Exclusive Showings, please use our Surplus Interest Form to submit your contact information so we may notify you.

Still Have Questions? Call us at (831) 755-4990.


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