ANNUAL VEHICLE AND EQUIPMENT AUCTION


Every fall State Surplus holds a large two-week online public auction to sell vehicles, equipment and other items that state agencies have turned in throughout the year.

The 2021 auction will begin on Saturday, September 18th and end on Saturday, October 2nd.  Viewing and inspection days are planned for Thursday, September 30th and Friday, October 1st from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Engine starts will be allowed on those days only.  No vehicle may be driven at any time.

As the sale date gets closer, additional details may be found on the website of the auction contract holder, www.pateauction.com. There you will be able to register to bid, view pictures and videos of the auction items, learn what payment methods are accepted and find out about the removal schedule.

Forty-day temporary registration permits will be available for most vehicles.  For Montana residents title work for vehicles will be sent to your county's motor vehicle department 25 business days after the auction closes.  Out-of-state titles will be mailed directly to the purchaser 25 business days after the auction closes.  All purchasers must fill out a title information sheet which will be provided to winning bidders at the end of the sale.

For more information about the vehicle and equipment auction contact the State Surplus Property Program at (406) 444-9921. To sign up to receive an auction flyer click below.