Fairfax County Surplus Property Auction

County contractor, PublicSurplus.com hosts our direct auction site.  You will find everything from heavy machinery and vehicles to office supplies posted on the website.  Click the appropriate link above to view current auctions.  Instructions on how to participate are posted on the website and registration is free.  Please refer to the sales Terms and Conditions before bidding on County surplus. In general, we require the winner to pay within 5 business days and pickup within an additional 5 business days.  All sales are final and are made on an “as is, where is” basis.  No refunds. No returns. 

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Consignment Auctions for Equipment

Consignment is when a company picks up Fairfax County’s equipment, stores it, and then sells it on our behalf. County contractor, PropertyRoom.com performs these services for Fairfax County. Auctions are held exclusively online. Visit www.propertyroom.com for information on how to participate.


Consignment Auctions for Vehicles

The vendor handling consignment vehicle sales for Fairfax County is Copart, a subcontractor of PropertyRoom.com. Vehicles are sold at Copart's Waldorf facility, located at 11055 Billingsley Road, Waldorf, Maryland. Auctions are held online and in person. Visit www.copart.com for information on how to participate.


As a large local government, Fairfax County Government generates a wide variety of surplus equipment.  The Department of Procurement and Material Management (DPMM) ensures responsible disposal of this equipment. 

What is responsible disposal?  We think it is a balance of

  • donating to charities who further our mission
  • selling our surplus equipment using online, live and sealed bid auctions
  • trading in equipment back to our contracted vendors, including ‘producer responsibility’ or take-back clauses in new contracts to enhance recycling options
  • dealing with waste intelligently by recycling e-waste, toner cartridges, scrap metal, used tires and spent oil 

Through this “toolbox” of options, we positively impact our environment by reducing waste and improve the County’s bottom line by cutting disposal costs and increasing revenue. 

DPMM maintains a ‘toolbox’ of contracted options.  For more information about these contracts and how we operate, contact Tyler Carey, program administrator at 703-658-3801 or DPMM Surplus

Surplus Property FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Public Notifications of Items to Sell or Dispose:

 In accordance with County Code, Section 2-2-3; perishable or bulky property seized by the police; disposition, the items described in the link above will be sold by public auction if their rightful owners do not claim them.





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