Governing Legislation

​​​​​Surplus Property is responsible for the disposal of Georgia's surplus personal property and is the General Services Administration's (GSA) partner for accessing federal surplus. Access to this program is controlled through state and federal regulations.

The pertinent laws that govern Surplus Property are generally set forth in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.). 


O.C.G.A. 50-5-140 through 50-5-146 restricts only DOAS personnel and their family members from participating in surplus public sales. There is no restriction on other government (state or local) employees. Sales to the public are conducted through commercial internet service providers. 


Surplus Property does not receive any state or federal appropriations to operate. It is entirely self-funded through service charges for material received. Service charges are determined based on the quality, quantity and Fair Market Value (FMV) of the property received.​