University Surplus & Salvage


Surplus Property Building, North View

Notice: The department is closed July 6, 2017, 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

Surplus Property Listing (click to open PDF file)

Vehicles & Online Auctions
University surplus property for online auction at


University Surplus & Salvage has sales during each month of the year.  The percent off the marked price is based on the public sale date. This date is, usually, on the price tag of property for sale in the surplus warehouse. See the “Sale Schedule” below. The following items are excluded from the sale price reductions listed below in the “Sale Schedule” section: vehicles, items marked for bid, items listed for bid online, items listed for auction online, property priced more than $2,000, or property without dates.

University Surplus & Salvage reserves the right to verify the price and the availability of property for sale.

Sale Schedule:
Property dated March 31, 2017 or earlier:
20% off between May 01, 2017 — May 05, 2017
40% off between May 08, 2017 — May 12, 2017
60% off between May 15, 2017 — May 19, 2017
80% off between May 22, 2017 — May 26, 2017
80% off between May 30, 2017 — Jun 02, 2017

Property dated April 30, 2017 or earlier:
20% off between Jun 05, 2017 — Jun 09, 2017
40% off between Jun 12, 2017 — Jun 16, 2017
60% off between Jun 19, 2017 — Jun 23, 2017
80% off between Jun 26, 2017 — Jun 30, 2017

Sale prices are only good during advertised dates.

Please check the sale dates so you do not miss out on sale prices.


University Surplus & Salvage

What We Do

The University Surplus and Salvage Department (Surplus) receives and sells University of Utah surplus property. Surplus is also part of the sustainability efforts on campus. Surplus gathers and processes metals, electronic waste and other end of life property and sends it to downstream markets per University of Utah recycling and disposal requirements.

Education and Government Have First Choice

Surplus property is offered to federal agencies, state agencies, University departments, and public education institutions first, then to the public. Federal, State, and Public Education agencies may purchase surplus property as soon as it is displayed in the surplus warehouse. Direct methods of government payment are required. Cash and personal funds are not considered direct methods of payment.

Property Available for Public Sale after 15 Days

The public, University employees and students are welcome to purchase surplus property after the government surplus cycle (Utah Code 63A-2-402) expires. Presently this cycle is fifteen days.

Where Property Can Be Viewed

Most surplus property is displayed and available for inspection in building 627. Please come and explore the three floors of surplus equipment in our historic building. The building was once part of Fort Douglas and it is located among University of Utah Student Housing.

Surplus and Salvage Topics

Surplus and Salvage Index

Surplus Property Building, South View
Hours: 8:00 A.M. MT to 5:30 P.M. MT Monday-Friday, Closed on holidays observed by the University.  Doors locked five (5) minutes before stated closing time.