Surplus Property Disposal Auction

The university holds auctions periodically for the disposal of surplus equipment and supplies. Auctions are open to the public including university students, faculty and staff. The Surplus Property Public Disposal Auctions are usually held twice a year, spring and fall.

The next Surplus Property Public Disposal Auction will be held on October 10, 2018.

  • The auctions consist of items deemed no longer serviceable to the university.
  • This is a public auction, open to the public including university students, facility and staff.
  • Items too numerous to list, no sale bill available. Please do not call to inquire.
  • Items to be bid may be previewed Monday October 8 and Tuesday October 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the morning of the auction not before 7:30 a.m.
  • Items are sold "as is" with no warranty or representation as to their functionality. No guarantee of any kind. All sales are final.
  • Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. (Driver's License required)
  • Bidding begins at 9:00 a.m. (no telephone bidding, bidder must be present to bid and purchase)
  • Terms: cash or check only, checks will require photo ID. No credit cards accepted.
  • Sales tax will be collected. All bidders will be charged State of Missouri sales tax at the rate of 7.6% unless proper tax exemption documentation is provided prior to cashing out.
  • Items must be paid for on day of auction. Bidders will pay cashier within 30 minutes from end of bidding, no exceptions.
  • Items must be removed from property by 4:00 p.m. day of auction.
  • The University is not responsible for theft or items left on day of auction.
  • Auctions are held at the surplus property warehouse, located at 417 W. Mill Street, Springfield. The warehouse can be reached from the south - going north on Campbell at Grand Street, then left on Mill Street or from the north - going south on Main Street at Chestnut Expressway, then left onto Mill Street. 
  • Sherman Auction Service
  • Statements made day of sale take precedence over printed material.

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 Specialist
Phone: 417-836-7633
Cell phone: 417-463-0698

Gary Cornell, Property Control Manager
Phone: 417-836-5776

If you like to receive an auction notification by mail, send your name and mailing address to Property Control