State of Vermont announces auction date for surplus state vehicles

BERLIN — 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 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

The May 7 physical auction of State vehicles is expected to be very well attended.

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.

“This is an absolute auction with no reserves,” said Terry Lamos the State’s Surplus Property Coordinator. “All vehicles will be sold to the highest bidder rain or shine.”

The auction is on many calendars across New England and Quebec, and 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.

State officials say they 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, across from the Wayside Restaurant.

Auction registration and vehicle previews will be held on Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and again on auction day, from 8 a.m. until finished.

“These auctions are designed for the State to recapture some of the funds invested in this equipment by taxpayers over the years,” Lamos said. “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. Vermont remains one of the last states in New England to host live auctions.”

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