Please Note: This program is only available to approved eligible organizations. This property is not for sale to the public.

Program Summary

The Federal Surplus Property Program acquires surplus federal property such as vehicles and heavy equipment, medical and rescue supplies, boats, furniture and aircraft for eligible state agencies, universities, local governments, public schools and other non-profit organizationsProgram Eligibility determines if your organization is eligible to acquire federal surplus property.

This program is completely supported by the revenues generated from a nominal service charge that is administered to cover the costs of the program. This means that program costs are passed on to participants in the form of service fees that vary according to the condition of the item and demand. Program participants are referred to as "donees" since the property is considered a "donation" from the federal government.

Federal surplus property is acquired either by screeners from our staff visiting federal installations and identifying needed property or by staff making a request to receive property from overseas military installations. The property is brought to the Federal Surplus Warehouse in West Columbia for transfer to eligible entities. Eligible organizations can contact the Federal Surplus Property Program to acquire a specific item. Property not purchased by eligible entities is offered to the public in accordance with federal guidelines at auctions conducted online.

Federal Regulations

Property received through this program is subject to federal handling and use restrictions and includes a requirement that the recipient organization keep and use the property for a set amount of time before being eligible to dispose of it.

The Federal Surplus Property Program is covered by federal nondiscrimination laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, disability and sex. 

If your eligible organization is interested in an item, we encourage you to call before visiting the warehouse to ensure the property is still available. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information displayed on these pages. No guarantees are made regarding availability of any of the listed items.

If you have any questions, please contact the Federal Surplus Property Warehouse Staff.

The law enforcement vehicles pictured below are available for purchase for qualified donees only. Please contact the Federal Surplus Property Warehouse Staff with any questions or additional information needed.