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's 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:
Surplus Property operates two warehouses at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus:
Building 45 Visiting Hours:
Building 30 Visiting Hours: Building 30 does not currently have scheduled visiting hours. If you would like to pick up an item won through an online auction, please contact Surplus Property at 512-471-7889 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
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 or email@example.com to schedule.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Please note: Surplus Property is closed on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as periodically before/after live auctions.
Enter J.J. Pickle Research campus (PRC) at the address below:
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 75758
(Between U.S. 183 and Braker Lane)
* All visitors must use the Burnet Road entrance. Visitors may EXIT campus through the Burnet Road or Braker Lane gates
Direct Building Addresses:
Building 45: 10301 Creativity Trl, Austin, TX 78758
Building 30: 3300 Read Granberry Trl, Austin, TX 78758
Parking for Surplus Property visitors can be found surrounding the warehouses and nearby streets, as marked. Avoid areas where signage restricts parking.
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 via online and live auction. 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.
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.
Surplus furniture and other large items not set aside for live auction are most often sold through our weekly online auction process. These items include, but are not limited to, furniture, professional machinery, work-out equipment and various memorabilia. To view items currently available via the Surplus Property online auction, please visit the auctioneer's website.
All online auctions are posted on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and will remain live for a minimum of 10 days before closing.
Items for auction may be viewed by prospective buyers prior to bidding. To set up an appointment for viewing, call us at 512-471-7889 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To pick up an item won via online auction, call 512-471-7889 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
You can also visit us at our Surplus Property Facebook page.
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.
|Currently Scheduled Auction|
|Last day for UT personnel to view and pre-select before this auction:||TBD|
|Last day for outside agencies to view and pre-select before this auction:||TBD|
|Surplus Property closed for receiving and pick-up, unless authorized:||TBD|
|Open for pre-viewing||TBD|
|Last pick-up day for sold items:||TBD|
|Resume open selection for UT personnel:||TBD|
|Resume open selection for outside agencies:||TBD|
|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.
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