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The King County Fleet Administration Division handles the disposal of all county surplus property except real estate. To make the most of taxpayer dollars, many of the county’s surplus items are sold at public auctions. These auctions also include items from other government agencies. They are open to the general public as well as all government employees.

Spot bid

King County holds spot bid auctions of surplus property on the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, see our spot bid auction page.

Vehicles and equipment

King County holds two auto and heavy equipment auctions each year, on Saturdays--one in spring and one in fall.

For more information, see our vehicle and equipment auction page.

Sealed bid announcements

King County also conducts sealed bid auctions or invitations to bid, (ITB) on specialty items. These sales might have buyer requirements, remote locations, limitations, or conditions of the item(s) up for auction. Those restrictions are posted in the auction description.

In accordance with King County Code 4.56, sealed bids will be accepted for the following County surplus personal property:


The managed thinning/harvest of approximately 55 harvestable acres with timber volume estimated at a total of 2,929 tons saw logs and 409 tons pulpwood. Purchasers need not be FSC certified to purchase this timber.

TITLE: Dockton Forest, Fir Thin

SALE TYPE: Sealed Bid, scaled sale, export restricted

DATE ISSUED: April 16, 2014

PRE-BID MEETING: April 23, 2014, 10:30AM

PRE-BID MEETING AND BID OPENING LOCATION: King County Fleet Administration Division Suite 822, 201 South Jackson St. Seattle, Washington 98104.  Follow signs to meeting location in Fleet Administration Conference Room or call Russ Johnson at (206) 477-3889 from the phone located in the elevator entrance on the 8th floor. 

BID OPENING DATE AND TIME: April 30, 2014, 10:30AM

Click for bid forms and additional information on links: 1) BID FORM (WORD 1.75mb)  2) Forest practice applicaton(PDF 470kb)


Personal property staff

Upcoming auctions

  • Spot bid: June 11, 2014
  • Spring auction May 17, 2014
  • Fall auction October 4, 2014

Contact us

For more information or to sign up for King County's E-mail auction news flyer, contact the Fleet Administration Division at or 206-477-3889.

Related links

The following links point to external sites and are provided for your convenience.

Metro's Rideshare Vans are sold through an outside vendor. For more information, visit their Web site at [external site].