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.
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. Preliminary list just updated,(6/7/13)
Sealed bid announcements
King County also conducts Sealed bid auctions or Invitations To Bid, (ITB) on speciality items, these sales might have buyer requirements, remote locations, limitations or conditions of the item(s) up for auction. Those restrictions are posted in the auction description.
In accordance with King County Code 4.56, sealed bids will be accepted for the following County surplus personal property:
The managed thinning of approximately 127 acres of timber. Timber volumes are estimated at a total of 660 MBF logs and 409 tons pulpwood.
TITLE: Danville-Georgetown Forest Health Thinning
SALE TYPE: Sealed Bid, scaled sale, export restricted
DATE ISSUED: June 19, 2013
PRE-BID MEETING: July 10, 2013 at 10:30am
PRE-BID MEETING AND BID OPENING LOCATION: King County Fleet Administration Division Suite 822, 201 South Jackson St. Seattle, Washington 98104. Follow signs to meeting location in Fleet Administration Conference Room or call Russ Johnson at (206) 263-6263 from the phone located in the elevator entrance on the 8th floor.
BID OPENING DATE AND TIME: July 17 at 10:30am
ITB file, click here. (80kb)
Approval memo, click here. (600kb)
Activity map, click here. (5.92mb)
Vicinity map, click here. (260kb)
Personal property staff
Personal Property Information & Vehicle Auction Information:
Russ Johnson, personal property supervisor
Surplus program, sealed bid information, and surplus warehouse:
Yuki Kanda-Chin, Inventory Specialist Supervisor
Inventory and surplus information
General information and online auction sales:
D. J. Yasui