From time to time the County of Los Angeles has surplus property available for sale to the public. This consists of County surplus property, unclaimed or abandoned valuables. This surplus property is disposed of through For-Sale bids, auctions and/or donations.

The County has been donating surplus property to approved public and non-profit organizations since December 1997. Effective July 1, 2021, the County will be using the GovDeals platform for donations of surplus property to Authorized Donees when such property becomes available.

Please select the following link where you will find the video prepared by GovDeals explaining how to claim available surplus property: View Video. The County of Los Angeles Application – Authorized Tax-Exempt Non-Profit County Surplus Property Donee will become available in the near future.

NOTE:  Organizations interested in applying for Authorized Donee status must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be able to submit a copy of their current certification.

County surplus property includes but is not limited to County furniture, equipment, vehicles and tools.

Unclaimed or abandoned personal property are items that do not belong to the County, which are found or abandoned in a County facility and not claimed by the rightful owner.

Valuables include but are not limited to jewelry, watches, gemstones, foreign currency, precious metals and collectibles such as coins and stamps.

County Auctions

Auctions are usually used to sell items of high value or large groups of items that would benefit from open competitive bidding. Auctions may be conducted by the department or a third party auctioneer.
For auction information contact Countywide Surplus Equipment Program at:

County Donations

Donations are given to agencies that have been designated as an authorized donee agency by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
For donation information contact Countywide Surplus Equipment Program at:

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