Surplus Property

The Purchasing Division is responsible for the disposal of surplus personal property through public and Internet auctions.

Public Auctions
Public auctions are held primarily for the disposal of motor vehicles and off road equipment and are usually scheduled annually. Notices are published in the local newspaper, this website and/or other media which provide information about the upcoming auction. The City holds its auctions at the Equipment Services Center located at 800 North Broad Street in Gastonia.

Internet Auctions

The City of Gastonia has expanded its surplus disposal methods to include online Internet auctions for the sale of surplus personal property. Select property will be auctioned through the online auction services of GovDeals ( & JJ Kane Auctioneers ( These services provide the City with the opportunity to dispose of surplus on an ongoing basis.

You must register with each respective provider in order to bid on an item, but you do not have to register to view what items are available. All items are sold "as is, where is" and the City of Gastonia reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

To view and bid on surplus items currently available for auction on GovDeals, visit the homepage. Click on the link and select "Advanced Search". On the next page, select Gastonia, NC from the list of sellers. Items are posted on the site as they become available. If you do not see our name in the seller list, no surplus items are currently available for auction. We suggest that you bookmark the GovDeals website to gain easier access. 

Contact Information
Kelley Carlan, Purchasing & Warehouse Manager

Janice Edge, Purchasing Specialist 


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