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May 05, 2014

State Of Vermont Announces Auction Date of Surplus State Vehicles

The Department of Buildings and General Services will be auctioning a large assortment of State vehicles and equipment to the general public beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The May 10 physical auction of State vehicles is expected to be very well attended based on inquiries received by the Vermont Surplus Property Division.

“This is an ABSOLUTE auction with no reserves. All vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder rain or shine,” said Terry Lamos the State’s Surplus Property Coordinator. “This auction is on many calendars across New England and Quebec. It has become a destination event for many who come year after year in hopes of obtaining a good deal on a vehicle or piece of equipment,” said Lamos. State officials are hopeful that a portion of the equipment and vehicles being offered finds their way back into service in Vermont communities.

The auction will be held at the Agency of Transportation Central Garage located at 1756 US Route 302, in Berlin, Vermont (05602), across from the Wayside Restaurant.

A major collection of state vehicles and equipment including, dump trucks, plow trucks, pick-up trucks, police cruisers, fleet passenger vehicles, cargo vans, box trucks, boats, four wheelers, snow mobiles, kayaks, riding mowers, tools, tires, generators, miscellaneous parts and more will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Auction registration and vehicle previews will be held on Friday, May 9, from 11AM to 3PM, and on Auction Day, Saturday, May 10 from 8AM to 10AM.

“These auctions are a way for the State to recapture some of the funds invested in this equipment by taxpayers over the years. Finding new homes for this equipment is a win-win for the State and countless communities, contractors and members of the general public who have saved money by obtaining some valuable equipment and vehicles at auction prices,” said Governor Peter Shumlin. Vermont remains one of the last states in New England to host live auctions. “This is a quintessential Vermont style auction where you can see the equipment running, kick the tires and get a close-up look at what you’re buying.”

For more information and pictures of surplus equipment that will be offered at this auction please go to the Auctions International website at:

See the preliminary list of auction items at:

Please note that we will update this list as changes come in. Our auctioneer will also be posting an updated list of inventory and pictures at their site.

Press tours of the auction site will be available by calling Ed von Turkovich, Director, of Government Business Services at 802-279-1080.

The Vermont Surplus Property Division can be contacted directly below with any questions at (802) 241-3384, or by email to

Contact: Ed von Turkovich, Director, Government Business Services, 802-279-1080

Source: Department of Buildings and General Services
Last Updated at: May 05, 2014 16:49:53