We collect university items no longer being used and find them a new home.
Surplus Property is responsible for collecting, storing, and transferring The University of Texas at Austin property to other organizations within the university system, other Texas public agencies, or the community at large. We handle approximately 20,000 capitalized and controlled items—about 2,000 tons of property—each year.
We offer the following services to employees on the university's Main Campus, J. J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC), UT System offices, and other facilities such as the UT Elementary School:
We also provide oversight and coordination of the following services to the Greater Austin and Texas communities:
Shipping Receiving Hours: 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, by appointment preferred. Contact Surplus Property at 512-471-7889 to schedule.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Please note: Surplus Property is closed on Saturday and Sunday and closes periodically for auctions.
We welcome you and would like to accommodate your visit, based on our hours of operation and your specific needs. Please call ahead or refer to our hours above to schedule your visit accordingly.
Email and fax checked during our office hours of 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Surplus Property Supervisor
Surplus property not claimed by the university's organizations or other Texas agencies is sold to the general public by auction, generally three times a year. The professional auction house that runs the event is independent of the university and follows State of Texas procedures to ensure proper and legal transfer of all surplus property. For more detailed information, click the related links in the Public Auctions section and read the Daily Texan article on surplus property auctions.
Before any items in Surplus Property are made available for public auction, the university’s organizations and other qualified Texas agencies may identify through a pre-selection process those Surplus Property items they can use to help them avoid unnecessary purchases. Representatives may preview the inventory during these hours:
Please note: Preview and pre-selection of Surplus Property items prior to the public auction should only be carried out in an official capacity, not for personal use.
For the final day to pre-select just prior to a scheduled auction, see the auction schedule.
Never been to a live auction or this auction before? We want to help make your experience here a good one. Our Surplus Property experts have put together some tips to help you.
The auctioneer often makes Surplus Property items available for online bidding. Details are provided on the auctioneer's website as they become available.
See the list of University of Texas at Austin surplus items.
|Currently Scheduled Auction|
|Date:||Saturday, April 29, 2017|
|Time:||Registration opens 8:00 a.m.
Bidding starts 9:00 a.m. and runs until all items sold.
|Last day for UT personnel to view and pre-select before this auction:||April 14, 2017|
|Last day for outside agencies to view and pre-select before this auction:||April 17, 2017|
|Surplus Property closed for receiving and pick-up, unless authorized:||April 17, 2017|
|Open for pre-viewing||April 28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Last pick-up day for sold items:||May 3, 2017|
|Resume open selection for UT personnel:||May 5, 2017|
|Resume open selection for outside agencies:||May 8, 2017|
|Next auction:||Fall 2017|
Generally, our on-site public auctions are held twice per year, October and March. They are held on Saturdays, usually around the middle of the month. They are always held at the same location.
Be sure to view the:
Parking for Surplus Property visitors can be found surrounding the warehouse and nearby streets, as marked. Avoid areas where signage restricts parking.
* All visitors must use the Burnet Road entrance. Visitors may EXIT campus through the Burnet Road or Braker Lane gates.