University Surplus & Salvage


Surplus Property Building, North View 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, 2016 or earlier:
20% off between May 2, 2016 – May 6, 2016
40% off between May 09, 2016 – May 13, 2016
60% off between May 16, 2016 – May 20, 2016
80% off between May 23, 2016 – May 27, 2016
80% off between May 31, 2016 – June 03, 2016

Property dated April 30,  2016 or earlier:
20% off between June 06, 2016 – June 10, 2016
40% off between June 13, 2016 – June 17, 2016
60% off between June 20, 2016 – June 24, 2016
80% off between June 27, 2016 – July 01, 2016

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.