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State Surplus Property 


General Information about State Surplus Property

The State Surplus Warehouse is not open on a daily basis to the general public, but auctions to purchase surplus property by bid are open to the general public and items can be found weekly at

In Illinois, units of local government such as police, fire, public and private schools, libraries and other nonprofit organizations may apply to become eligible to purchase state surplus property at significantly reduced rates (typically 10%-15% of original cost) by completing a CMS State Surplus Application. Organizations may download our application below or contact the State Surplus Warehouse at (217) 782-7786 for more information, hours of operation and availability of property. Local governments and qualifying not-for-profit organizations may view the available State surplus equipment online at our Virtual Warehouse or in person at central warehouse in Springfield Mondays thru Friday (except holidays) from 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m


Office Furniture, Outdoor equipment, Machine Shop Equipment, Vehicles, and much more…is offered for sale each week at

Online Auction (iBid)

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Often called "the eBay® of Illinois," iBid is the State's online auction website. The iBid web site also allows users to browse and bid for items currently available for surplus sale.

Cities and other local governments in Illinois can use the State's surplus property online auction website to dispose of their unneeded equipment. 

iBid can help local governments reap the highest bid from thousands of interested bidders around the world, at lower fees than most online auction services.

Computer Donation Program

Computer Donation ProgramThe Computer Donation Program was created to offer surplus State of Illinois computer hardware to eligible Illinois schools, non-profit organizations, and daycare centers for educational and training purposes. The Program is intended to increase the availability of computer hardware to eligible entities, improve computer skills of the eligible entity’s students or participants, and enhance the eligible beneficiary’s opportunities for employment.

Application Process and Forms

Local Governments and Not-for-Profit Organizations

State Agencies

Surplus Electronics Receiving and Processing