Surplus Property Disposal Auction

The university no longer holds auctions for the disposal of surplus equipment and supplies. 

Surplus property is now sold at



Campus community surplus property procedures

According to the university's Surplus Equipment Policy, surplus equipment and supplies can be used back on campus for university use only. Faculty and staff can view surplus property on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Individuals may transport items back to campus on their own or larger items can be transported by Property Control staff. University personnel will be required to complete a surplus equipment return form.

Computer equipment will only be released to Computer Coordinators, Computer Services or CNAS Electronic Support. The reason for this restriction is that most computers have already had components removed by the preceding university departments/personnel and the units are generally not in good working order.

A list of items stored in surplus is not maintained. Please do not call Property Control asking if there are specific items at the warehouse. Examples of available property are: various media items, televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, office chairs, student chairs, metal and wood desks, tables, file cabinets and vehicles.

Departments that select equipment to be returned to campus, and then send the equipment back to surplus within ninety (90) days, will be charged fifty dollars ($50) though budget transfer to Property Control.

All surplus is stored at the Surplus Property warehouse prior to each auction. The warehouse is located at 417-W. Mill Street, downtown Springfield. It can be reached by going south on Main Street at Chestnut Expressway, then left onto Mill Street. 

More information

Contact: Property Control.

Chris Heslip, Property Control Manager
Phone: 417-836-5776

Tyler Gilbert, Property Control Specialist
Phone: 417-836-7633

Property control and central receiving resources