The auction will be held Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus, 43228. The gates open at 8 a.m. and the auction begins at 9 a.m. To view all of the 158 vehicles up for bid, visit: http://www.dasapps.ohio.gov/Surplus/nextauction.asp.
Vehicles may be inspected between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Feb. 5. Vehicles may be started only between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.
All vehicles are sold “as-is” with no warranties. All vehicles must be paid for in full the day of the auction. Cash, credit and debit cards (Discover, MasterCard and Visa) are accepted. There is a 3 percent service fee on all credit and debit card transactions. Temporary tags are no longer available at State Surplus vehicle auctions.
Surplus property auctions provide the general public an opportunity to purchase quality goods at reduced prices and enable the state to recoup a portion of its initial investment. Miscellaneous property and vehicle auctions generated nearly $3.5 million during Fiscal Year 2015.
Public auctions are the last step in the state's surplus program. State agencies declare property as surplus because it is either damaged or at the end of its life cycle for government use. In addition, property may include items seized by law enforcement officials as well as items surrendered to the TSA by airline passengers during security screening. The property is then made available to other state agencies, state higher education facilities, tax-supported agencies, municipal corporations and other political subdivisions of the state, including public schools. Remaining property is sold at the public auctions.
For more information, contact Jeff Scanlan at 614-466-2670 or Larry McConnell at 614-728-3112, or visit the DAS State and Federal Surplus Services website at www.ohio.gov/surplus.