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The King County Fleet Administration Division handles the disposal of all county surplus property except real estate. To make the most of taxpayer dollars, many of the county’s surplus items are sold at public auctions. These auctions also include items from other government agencies. They are open to the general public as well as all government employees.

Spot bid

King County holds spot bid auctions of surplus property on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, see our spot bid auction page.

Vehicles and equipment

King County holds two auto and heavy equipment auctions each year, on Saturdays--one in spring and one in fall.

For more information, see our vehicle and equipment auction page.

Sealed bid announcements

King County also conducts sealed bid auctions or invitations to bid, (ITB) on specialty items. These sales might have buyer requirements, remote site locations, and insurance requirements.  Please read entire specification and packet prior to submitting a bid.

1 lot of Pitney Bowes mail sorting machines

Preview Information:

Location: King County Surplus Warehouse, 707 S. Orcas Street, Seattle, Washington

Date: By appointment Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Contact: For information, contact Charles (CJ) Jones at 206-263-9820


Bids must be received in Room 822, King Street Center, 201 South Jackson Street,

Seattle, WA 98104 by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday May 27, 2015.

Minimum Bid: $4,000

Property Removal: Property must be removed within 30 calendar days of awarding of bid


Bid information and documents, click here. (PDF, 24kb).



Personal property staff

Upcoming auctions

  • Spot bid: June 10, 2015 
  • Fall equipment auction October 3, 2015 

Contact us

For more information or to sign up for King County's E-mail warehouse auction news flyer, contact the Fleet Administration Division at or 206-263-9820.

Related links

The following links point to external sites and are provided for your convenience.

Metro's Rideshare Vans are sold through an outside vendor. For more information, visit their Web site at [external site].