Surplus items are first offered for sale to other state agencies, local government agencies, school districts and other eligible nonprofit institutions. These agencies are referred to as donees. Items are directly transferred to donees at an ADOT-established fair-market value, and that value is not negotiable. Items that are not sold to donees are then rolled over to a general public auction. These general public auctions are usually held in the spring and fall.
Everything that is for sale at the public auction is surplus property of ADOT, including light cars and trucks, heavy trucks, construction equipment and specialized equipment such as arrow boards, message boards, air compressors, water tanks, etc. Items not for sale at public auction include repossessed or seized vehicles or equipment.
Items sold at ADOT’s public auction do not include any warranty. All items are sold “as-is, where-is.” All items should be inspected by a qualified technician prior to operation. Neither the state of Arizona, any of its departments or institutions nor the auctioneer makes any guarantee or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the condition of the articles offered for sale.
For the most current list of items for sale through ADOT auction, click here.
The public auction is held at the ADOT Equipment Services Surplus Yard, located at 2350 S. 22nd Ave. in Phoenix, between Buckeye and Lower Buckeye roads. Public parking is available in the ADOT yard at the southeast corner of 22nd and Hilton avenues.
The auctions are always held on a Saturday morning. Items can be previewed between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday prior to the auction. Auction registration is on the day of the auction from 8 to 10 a.m.