Property Disposal

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The Property Disposal section of the Department of Purchasing and Contracting manages the disposition of County surplus personal property.  If such property is not reused by another County department, the property must be disposed of through auction, competitive sealed bid, or recycling.

The County has contracted with a professional auction company to conduct live auctions for fleet  vehicles and salvaged general property on the County’s behalf: 

Ken Porter Auctions, Carson, CA 90745   (310) 353-7140

Some surplus property items are auctioned through Ken Porter Auctions. The County is primarily targeting local bidders who can pick up items on site since these items will not be packaged or shipped.   

The Public Administrator conducts auctions for personal and real property from estates.

The County Treasurer/Tax Collector auctions tax-defaulted properties within San Diego County through both live auctions and Internet auctions.