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The following list will provide you with contact information for both state and federal branches of government conducting auction sales. For an even more expanded listing of government auction sales, click onto Government Auction Sales Information



These are the state contacts and a brief description of auctions held at this level of government.

ALABAMA: Alabama Surplus Property
P.O. Box 210487
Montgomery, AL 36121
(205) 277-5866
Alabama auctions offer a variety of goods usually three times a year. Items: office equipment, cars, farm machinery, trucks, boats, tractors and more. There is a mailing list you can be placed on.

ALASKA: Surplus Property Management Office
2400 Viking Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 279-0596
It's best to call the Juneau office (907) 465-2172 to be placed on their mailing list. There are weekly auctions of smaller items like furniture and office equipment and spring and fall auctions for larger items like cars.

ARIZONA: Office of Surplus Property
1537 W. Jackson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-5701
Auctions held four times per year. Items: computers, cars, furniture and thousands of other pieces. Mailing list is available.

ARKANSAS: State Marketing & Redistribution Office
6620 Young Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 565-8645
Mailing list available. Both regular and sealed bid auctions are held. Weekly events.

CALIFORNIA: Office of Fleet Administration
1416 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-2318
Open bid auctions once a month of surplus vehicles on Saturdays at Sacramento or Los Angeles. Mailing list.

COLORADO: Department of Correctional Industries
State Surplus Agency
4200 Garfield Street
Denver, CO 80216
(303) 321-2200
Several auctions per year. Mailing list is available. Non-profit organizations have first choice.

60 State St. Rear
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(203) 566-7018 (or 7190)
Eight to ten auctions per year. Vehicles usually auctioned on the second Saturday of the month. Registration fee.

DELAWARE: Division of Purchasing Surplus Property
P.O. Box 299
Delaware City, DE 19706
(302) 834-4550
In May and September, there are public auctions of vehicles, office furniture and other surplus property. Mailing list is available.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Department of Public Works
5001 Shepard Parkway
Washington, DC 20032
(202) 404-1068
Vehicle auctions held the first and third Tuesday of the month. No mailing list. Registration fee.

FLORIDA Department of Management Services
813A Lake Bradford Road
Tallahassee, FL 32304
(904) 488-5272
This address is a "retail" store with items available for sale. Motor Vehicle Bureau (904) 488-5178 holds vehicle auctions once a month at various locations throughout the state.

GEORGIA: Department of Administrative Services
Purchasing Division, Surplus Property
1050 Murphy Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 756-4800
Several auctions per year, held on the third Wednesday of the month chosen. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, shop equipment, typewriters, computers, copiers and more.

HAWAII No state surplus auctions.

IDAHO Division of Purchasing
(208) 327-7465
Idaho's state agencies hold their own auctions. You must contact the specific state agency directly. Auctions advertised in newspaper.

ILLINOIS: Central Management Services
Division of Property Control
3550 Great Northern Ave.
Springfield, IL 62707
(217) 793-1813
Auctions held at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield two or three times per year on Saturdays. Mailing list available for $20/year. Items: desks, chairs, calculators, cameras, refrigerators and more.

INDIANA: State Surplus Property Section
229 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 232-0134
Auctions held as needed each year. No mailing list, but contact this office in May for a schedule.

IOWA: Department of Natural Resources
Wallace State Office Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-5121
Auction is second Saturday of May for items such as boats, fishing rods, tackle boxes and hunting equipment. The Vehicle Dispatchers Garage holds vehicle auctions three to four times per year. Call (515) 281-5121.

KANSAS: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 19226
Topeka, KS 66619-0226
(913) 296-2334
Many items left over for sale following offering to state agencies. Contact office for information on events.

KENTUCKY: Office of Surplus Property
514 Barrett Avenue
Frankfurt, KY 40601
(502) 564-4836
Saturday auctions every two to three months as needed. Items: vehicles, desks, chairs, couches, beds, lawnmowers, etc. Mailing list is available.

LOUISIANA: Division of Administration
Louisiana Property Assistance Agency
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095
(504) 342-6849
Auctions held on the second Saturday of each month at 1502 N. 17th St. Items: medical and office equipment, boats, bicycles, televisions, vehicles and more.

MAINE: Office of Surplus Property
Station 95
Augusta, ME 04333
(207) 289-5750
Public auctions five to six times per year. Primarily vehicles. No mailing list.

MARYLAND: Department for Surplus Property
P.O. Box 122
8037 Brock Bridge Rd.
Jesup, MD 20794
No public auctions. Address above is a "retail" store for surplus property.

MASSACHUSETTS: State Purchasing Agency
Department of Procurement & General Services
Surplus Property
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7500
Public auctions six times per year, usually on Saturdays. Vehicles primarily. No mailing list.

MICHIGAN: Department of Management & Budget
State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48913
(517) 335-8444
Mailing list. Several auctions per year. Items: office furniture, household goods, machinery, livestock, vehicles and more.

MINNESOTA: Surplus Operations Office
5420 Highway 8
New Brighton, MN 55112
(612) 639-4022
About 15 auctions per year held around the state. Items include vehicles, boats and snowmobiles along with jewelry, furniture, computers, stereos and more. Mailing list.

MISSISSIPPI: Bureau of Surplus Property
P.O. Box 5778
Jackson, MS 39288
(601) 939-2050
Two to three auctions per year of machinery and vehicles. Mailing list.

MISSOURI: Surplus Property Office
Materials Management Section
P.O. Drawer 1310
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(314) 751-3415
Regular auctions held throughout the year. Items: clothing, office equipment and vehicles. Mailing list.

MONTANA: Property and Supply Bureau
930 Lyndale Avenue
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-4514
One auction a year for vehicles. Mailing list. Other property auctioned the second Friday of each month.

NEBRASKA: Office of Administrative Services
Material Division, Surplus Property
P.O. Box 94901
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 479-4890
Auctions held three to four times per year. Items: office furniture, computers, couches and more. Separate vehicle auctions held. Mailing list.

NEVADA: State Purchasing Division
Kinkead Bldg. 400 Capitol Complex
Carson City, NV 89710
(702) 687-4070
Second Saturday in August at 2250 Barnett Way, Reno, Nevada, 89512. Separate sealed bid auction mailing list is available, too. You must bid at least once over two to three auctions or you'll be dropped from the list.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Office of Surplus Property
78 Regional Drive Building 3
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2126
Two auctions per year of vehicles and other property. Mailing list.

NEW JERSEY: Purchase and Property Distribution Center
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 530-3300
State vehicle auctions as needed. Mailing list.

NEW MEXICO: Highway & Transportation Department
P.O. Box 1149
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Last Saturday in September. Vehicles and office equipment. Mailing list.

NEW YORK Office of General Service
Bureau of Surplus Property
Bldg. #18, Harriman State Office Bldg. Campus
Albany, NY 12226
(518) 457-6335
Frequent auctions around the state. Sold by category. Mailing list.

NORTH CAROLINA: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 33900
Raleigh, NC 27636
(919) 733-3889
Sealed bid auctions. Mailing list. Warehouse available to inspect items.

NORTH DAKOTA: Surplus Property Office
P.O. Box 7293
Bismarck, ND 58507
(701) 224-2273
Annual auction each September. Items: vehicles, office furniture and equipment. Auction is advertised two days in advance.

OHIO: State and Federal Surplus Property
4200 Surface Road
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 466-5052
Public auctions and sealed bid sales several times per year. Mailing list. Items: vehicles, office machines, furniture and more.

OKLAHOMA: Central Purchasing Department
Central Services, B-4, State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3046
Several auctions throughout the year. $10 gets you on a mailing list.

OREGON: Department of General Services
Surplus Property
1655 Salem Industrial Dr., N.E.
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 378-4714
Public auctions held every Friday of items such as vehicles, desks, computers, snow plows, horse trailers and more.

PENNSYLVANIA: General Services Department
Bureau of Vehicle Management
2221 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105
(717) 783-3132
Vehicle auctions at least ten times per year. Mailing list. Bureau of Supplies (717-787-4083) also auctions numerous items. Mailing list available.

RHODE ISLAND: Department of Administration
Division of Purchase
1 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Rare public auctions, advertised in local papers. Sealed bids to a list of buyers of vehicles and office equipment. Call to see if you can get on the list.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Surplus Property Office
Division of General Services
1441 Boston Avenue
West Columbia, SC 29170
(803) 822-5490
Warehouse is at above address. Auctions held periodically. No mailing list. Public Transportation Office (803-737-1488) keeps a mailing list for its vehicle auctions held every five to six weeks.

SOUTH DAKOTA: Bureau of Administration
State Property Management
701 East Sioux Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-4935
Two auctions per year, spring and fall. Vehicles. Mailing list.

TENNESSEE: Department of General Services Property Utilization
6500 Centennial Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 741-1711
Periodic auctions of vehicles and assorted machinery. Mailing list.

TEXAS: State Purchasing & General Services Commission
P.O. Box 13047 Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-3445
Every two months, auction of vehicles, office furniture, machines and highway equipment is held. Mailing list.

UTAH: State Surplus Office
522 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 533-5885
Auctions of vehicles, office furniture and heavy equipment are held four or five times per year. Mailing list.

VERMONT: Central Surplus Property Agency
RD #2 Box 520
Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 828-3394
Warehouse at Central Garage on Barre Montpelier Street. Items: office furniture and machines. Public auctions for vehicles in May and September. Mailing list.

VIRGINIA: State Surplus Property
P.O. Box 1199
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 786-3876
Regular auctions for all types of items including office equipment, computers, tractors, bulldozers and more. Mailing list. Cars auctioned twice a year.

WASHINGTON: Office of Commodity Redistribution
2805 C. St. SW Bldg. 5, Door 49
Auburn, WA 98001
(206) 931-3931
Central warehouse open noon to 2:30 PM on Fridays. Cash only.

WEST VIRGINIA: State Agency Surplus Property
2700 Charles Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25064
(304) 766-2626
Auctions every month. Items: chairs, desks, telephones, computers and more. Mailing list.

WISCONSIN: Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7396
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-3965
Warehouse at Hill Farm Bldg., 4802 Sheboygan Avenue. Department of Administration (608-266-8024) holds public auctions every month for vehicles. Mailing list.

WYOMING: State Motor Pool
723 West 19th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7247
Periodic vehicle auctions. Mailing list.

There are billions of dollars in this country in unclaimed money sitting in state property offices money from uncashed stock dividends, forgotten bank accounts, insurance proceeds, utility deposits, safe deposit boxes and similar uncollected items.

People move, die, lose track of various accounts; it all adds up to huge dollars. After a stipulated period of time that this money goes unclaimed, the state is notified and then tries to track down the rightful owners of the money.

How does this affect you? Obviously, if you think you may be the beneficiary of some of that unclaimed money, you can contact your state's department of revenue to find out more. The other possibility is the opportunity to help track down the missing individuals. State resources being slim these days, you may be able to earn a finder's fee by locating the person.

Finder's fees can range fairly high depending on the amount you make someone aware that they're entitled to receive. Some states have formal rules on the fee you could be paid. There is a concern on the states' part about overcharging the beneficiary, so keep the fees reasonable. It is a way to earn some money through your ability to track people down and tell them about their unclaimed cash.

Contact your state's department of revenue for a lead on this information and about any fee restriction or regulation that may exist.

The federal government is a regular discount house of values -- if you know where to look. From real estate to cameras to animals to books to vehicles, there are "Blue Light" specials everywhere on Capitol Hill.

There's a catch, of course. The government doesn't advertise their sales. The listings that follow, however, are your contact points for information. This will help you identify and make your purchases.

This is an ongoing enterprise. Government tentacles reach everywhere and there is a constant flow of materials coming in from many sources, from drug raids to IRS seizures. The Post Office has millions of dollars in unclaimed parcels which are sold.
The U.S. Customs offices seize millions in merchandise each year. E.G.& G. Dynatrend is under contract to auction forfeited and confiscated merchandise. Their address is: 2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 705, Arlington, VA 22201. Their phone numbers are (703) 351-7880 and (703) 351-7887.

The U.S. Customs Public Auction Line is specifically the 703-351-7887 number. You can be placed on a mailing list for either $25 for regional information or $50 for national news. There are five different areas covered.
There are auctions held every nine weeks in the following cities:
_ Los Angeles, California
_ Nogales, Texas
_ Miami, Florida
_ Edinburgh, Texas
_ Houston, Texas
_ Chula Vista, California
_ Jersey City, New Jersey
_ El Paso, Texas
Other cities hold auctions more infrequently.
Periodically, there are portions of a contractor's inventory that remain following completion of a job. The government paid for it, so they own it. They consider it surplus and it's sold by a Defense branch -- the Department of Defense Logistics Agency. You can write to these addresses for more information about these sales:

Defense Contract Admin. Serv.
Boston Region
495 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210-2184

New York:
Defense Contract Admin Serv.
New York Region
201 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014-4811

Defense Contract Admin. Serv.
Philadelphia Region
2800 South 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19101-7478

Defense Contract. Admin. Serv.
Atlanta Region
805 Walker Street
Marietta, GA 30060-2789

Defense Contract Admin. Serv.
Cleveland Region
Federal Office Building
1240 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44199-2036

Chicago :
Defense Contract Admin. Serv.
Chicago Region
O'Hare Int'l Airport
P.O. Box 66475
Chicago, IL 60666-0475

St. Louis:
Defense Contract. Admin. Serv.
St. Louis Region
1136 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101-1194

Defense Contract. Admin. Serv.
Dallas Region
1200 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202-4399

Los Angeles:
Defense Contract Admin. Services
Los Angeles Region
11099 South La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045-6197

Auctions of foreclosed properties are a regular occurrence. The properties may be houses, apartments or condominiums in various states of repair. They may need fixing up-- in some cases, considerable work-- but you can find that out and decide what the value is to you.
The HUD Home Line is 1-800-767-4483
The offices:

REGION 1: Boston
Room 375
Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building
10 Causeway St.
Boston, MA 02222
(617) 565-5234

Field Offices:
Bangor Office
Casco Northern Bank Bldg.
First Floor
23 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401-6394
(207) 945-0467

Bulington Office
Room B-2B, Federal Bldg.
11 Elmwood Ave. P.O. Box 879
Burlington, VT 05402-0879
(802) 951-6290

Hartford Office
330 Main Street
First Floor
Hartford, CT 06106-1860
(203) 240-4523

Manchester Office
Norris Cotton Building
275 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2487
(603) 666-7458

Providence Office
330 John O. Pastore Fed. Bldg.
U.S. Post Office - Kennedy Plaza
Providence, RI 02903-1785
(401) 528-5351

REGION 2: New York
26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY
(212) 264-8053

Field Offices:
Albany Office
Fed. Bldg.
North Pearl & Clinton Ave.
Albany, NY 12207-2395
(518) 472-3567

Buffalo Office
Leo W. O'Brien Fed. Bldg.
5th Floor, Lafayette Court
465 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203-1780
(716) 846-5755

Camden Office
The Parkade Building
519 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08103-9998
(609) 757-5081

Newark Office
60 Park Place
Military Park Bldg.
Newark, NJ 07102-5504
(201) 877-1686

REGION 3: Philadelphia
Liberty Square Bldg.
105 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19016-3392
(215) 597-2560

Field Offices:
Charleston Office
Third Floor, Equitable Bldg.
10 North Calvert St.
Charleston, WV 25301-1795
(304) 347-7036
Baltimore Office
405 Capitol Street
Suite 708
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 962-2520

Pittsburgh Office
412 Old Post Office
7th Avenue & Grant St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1939
(412) 644-6388

Richmond Office
1st Floor, Federal Bldg.
400 North 8th Street
P.O. Box 10170
Richmond, VA 23240-0170
(804) 771-2575

Washington, DC Office
820 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4205
(202) 275-8185

Wilmington Office
824 Market St. Suite 850
Wilmington, DE 19801-3016
(302) 573-6300

REGION 4: Atlanta
Richard B. Russell Federal Bldg.
75 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 331-4739

Field Offices:
Birmingham Office
Beacon Ridge Tower, #300
600 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham, AL 35209-3144
(201) 290-7617

Caribbean Office
New San Juan Office Bldg.
159 Carlos Chardon Avenue
San Juan, PR 00918-1804
(809) 766-6121

Columbia Office
Strom Thurmond Fed. Bldg.
1835-45 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC 29201-2480
(803) 765-5592

Coral Gables Office
Gables 1 Tower
1320 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 662-4500

Greensboro Office
415 N. Edgeworth St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-2107
(919) 333-5363

Jackson Office
Dr. A.H. McCoy Fed. Bldg.
100 W. Capitol, Suite 910
Jackson, MS 39269-1096
(601) 965-4738

Jacksonville Office
325 West Adams Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4303
(904) 791-2626

Knoxville Office
John J. Duncan Fed. Bldg.
710 Locust St. , 3rd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902-2526
(615) 549-9384

Louisville Office
601 W. Broadway
P.O. Box 1044
Louisville, KY 40201-1044
(502) 582-6255

Memphis Office
One Memphis Place
200 Jefferson Ave. #1200
Memphis, TN 38103-2335
(901) 544-3367

Nashville Office
251 Cumberland Bend Dr. #200
Nashville, TN 37228-1803
(615) 736-5213

Orlando Office
3751 Maguire Blvd. #270
Orlando, FL 32803-3032
(407) 648-6441

Tampa Office
Timberlake Federal Bldg. Annex #700
501 E. Polk St.
Tampa, FL 33602-3945
(813) 228-2501

REGION 5: Chicago
547 W. Jackson Blvd.
37th Floor
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 353-5680
Field Offices:

Cincinnati Office
Federal Office Bldg. Rm 9002
550 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3253
(513) 684-2884

Cleveland Office
One Playhouse Square #420
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-1670
(216) 522-4065

Columbus Office
200 North High St.
Columbus, OH 43215-2499
(614) 469-7345

Detroit Office
Patrick V. McNamara Fed Bl
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-2592
(313) 226-6280

Flint Office
605 N. Saginaw St. #200
Flint, MI 48502-2043
(313) 766-5109

Grand Rapids Office
2922 Fuller Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 456-2137

Indianapolis Office
151 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2526
(317) 226-7043

Milwaukee Office
Henry S. Reuss Fed. Plaza
310 W. Wisconsin Av. , #1320
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2289
(414) 297-3214

Minneapolis-St.Paul Office
220 Second Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2195
(612) 370-3000

Springfield Office
509 W. Capitol St. #206
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 492-4085

REGION 6: Fort Worth
1600 Throckmorton
P.O. Box 2905
Ft. Worth, TX 76113
(817) 885-5505

Field Offices:
Albuquerque Office
625 Truman St., NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110-6472
(505) 262-6472

Dallas Office
525 Griffin St. Room 860
Dallas, TX 75202-5007
(214) 767-8359

Houston Office
Norfolk Tower Suite 200
2211 Norfolk
Houston, TX 77098-4096
(713) 653-3274

Little Rock Office
Lafayette Bldg. Suite 200
523 Louisiana St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 378-5931

Lubbock Office
1205 Texas Ave.
Lubbock, TX 79401-4093
(806) 743-7276

New Orleans Office Bldg.
Fisk Federal Bldg.
1661 Canal St. #3100
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 589-7246

Oklahoma City Office
Murrah Federal Bldg.
200 NW 5th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-3202
(405) 231-5464

San Antonio Office
Washington Square
800 Dolorosa
San Antonio, TX 78207
(512) 229-6758

Shreveport Office
Joe D. Waggoner Bldg.
500 Fannin St.
Shreveport, LA 71101-3077
(318) 226-5402

Tulsa Office
Boston Place Suite 110
1516 S. Boston St.
Tulsa, OK 74119
(918) 581-7451

REGION 7: Kansas City
Gateway Tower II, Rm. 200
400 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
(913) 236-2162

Field Offices:
Des Moines Office
Room 259, Fed. Bldg.
210 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309-2155
(515) 284-4215

Omaha Office
Braiker/Brandeis Bldg.
210 South 16th St.
Omaha, NE 68102-1622
(402) 221-3879

St. Louis Office
Robert A Young Federal Building, 3rd Fl.
1222 Spruce St.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2836
(314) 539-6560

REGION 8: Denver
Executive Tower Bldg.
1405 Curtis
Denver, CO. 80202
(303) 844-6518
Field Offices:

Casper Office
4225 Federal Off. Bldg.
100 East B. Street
P.O. Box 580
Casper, WY 82602-1918
(307) 261-5252

Fargo Office
Federal Building
653 2nd Avenue N.
P.O. Box 2483
Fargo, N.D 58108-2483
(701) 239-5666

Helena Office
Federal Office Building
301 South Park, Rm. 340
Drawer 10095
Helena, MT 59626-0095
(406) 449-5283

Salt Lake City Office
324 S. State Street Suite 220
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 524-5216

Sioux Falls Office
300 N. Dakota Ave. Suite 116
"300 Bldg." Sioux Falls, SD 57102-4223
(Property handled by Denver office)

REGION 9: San Francisco
Phillip Burton Federal Bldg. and U.S. Courthouse
450 Golden Gate
P.O. Box 36003
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 556-5900

Field Offices:

Fresno Office
1630 Shaw Ave #138
Fresno, CA 93710-8193
(209) 487-5033

Honolulu Office
Prince Jonah Fed. Bldg.
P.O. Box 50007
Honolulu, HI 96850-4991
(808) 541-1343

Las Vegas Office
1500 E. Tropicana, #205
Las Vegas, NV 89119-6516
(702) 388-6500

Los Angeles Office
1615 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 251-7136

Phoenix Office
2 Arizona Ctr. #1600
400 North 5th St.
P.O. Box 13468
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2361
(602) 379-4434

Reno Office
1050 Bible Way P.O. Box 4700
Reno, NV 89505-4700
(702) 784-5356

Sacramento Office
777 12th Street #200
Sacramento, CA. 95814-1997
(916) 551-1351

San Diego Office
Room 5-3-S, Fed. Off. Bld.
880 Front Street
San Diego, CA. 92188-0100
(619) 557-5310

Santa Ana Office
Box 12850
34 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92712-2850
(714) 836-2446

Tucson Office
100 N. Stone Ave. #410
Tucson, AZ 85701-1467
(602) 670-5223

REGION 10: Seattle
Arcade Plaza Bldg.
1321 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 553-1700

Field Offices:

Anchorage Office
Federal Building U.S. Courthouse
222 West 8th Avenue, #64
Anchorage, AK 99513-7537
(907) 271-4170

Boise Office
Federal Building U.S. Courthouse
550 W. Fort St. P.O. Box 042
Boise, ID 83724-0420
(503) 326-2671

Portland Office
520 SW Sixth St.
Portland, OR 97204-1596
(503) 326-2671

Spokane Office
Farm Credit Bank Bldg., 8th Floor
East W. 601 1st Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204-0317
(509) 353-2510

A number of items often turn up at the post office which are undeliverable and unclaimed. This merchandise can range from household and leisure items to books.

The merchandise auctions are held in only 5 cities, the largest in New York and San Francisco. If you live close to one of these auction areas listed, by all means go and check it out. Otherwise, it may not be worth a lengthy trip.


U.S. Postal Service, Undeliverable Mails Branch
Dead Parcels Branch
730 Great SW Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30336
(404) 344-1625

New York:
U.S. Postal Service
380 West 33rd Street,
New York, NY 10199
(212) 330-3800

U.S. Postal Service
2970 Market Street,
Room 531-A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-9886
(215) 895-5140

San Francisco:
U.S. Postal Service
390 Main Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-9502
(415) 543-1826

St. Paul:
U.S. Postal Service
443 Fillmore Street,
St. Paul, MN 55107
(612) 293-3082

Naturally, the Internal Revenue Service has been known to seize a few items themselves. They generally auction these goods off to raise money for back taxes and penalties owed by the person whose property has been confiscated. You can get on their mailing list by calling their HOT LINE:
(800) 829-1040
Other hot-line numbers:
_ San Francisco (415) 556-5021
_ Seattle (206) 553-0703
_ Los Angeles (213) 894-5777
_ Sacramento (916) 978-5520
_ New York City (718) 780-4020
The IRS may prove to be your ally yet!

The other phone numbers of importance may belong to the Federal Supply Service Bureau which can give you more information about General Services Administration Auctions. Those listings:

National Capitol Region
National Surplus & Sales Center
Federal Service Supply Bureau
6808 Loisdale Rd.
Springfield, VA 22150
Hot-line: (703) 557-7796

In the 1980s, there were a vast number of savings & loans failures and the U.S. Government contracted with the Resolution Trust Corporation to dispose of personal property and assets accumulated during the last few years.
There is a wide inventory that is constantly changing. The key contacts:
The Affordable Housing Disposition Program
Resolution Trust Corporation
National Assets Specific Inquiry Program:
(800) 431-0600
Regional Assets Sales Hotline
(800) 348-1484
For real estate: (800) 782-3006.