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Auction Information

University of Kentucky Surplus holds periodic public warehouse auctions. The auctions are conducted at Vaughan Warehouse and Office, 1247 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40504. All auctions are free to attend, but you must register the day of the auction to participate. Forms of payment accepted for public auctions is Credit Card ONLY. To be notified of upcoming auctions, like our Facebook page or sign up for our email list.

Surplus also conducts online auctions through an online website, Click here to see items that we are currently selling online.

Additional Information

How to Enroll in Surplus Swap List

The Surplus Swap ListServ (i.e., mailing list) allows University departments to advertise and transfer equipment between units that has become surplus to their needs. Only UK equipment can be placed on this listserv and items are not sold to the public. Items funded by an active grant (state, federal or otherwise) and capital equipment purchased by the state cannot be listed. This service is limited to recipients within the email domain and the appropriate transfer documentation must be completed.

To enroll, send an e-mail to with the following text in the message body (replace placeholders with your First Name and Last Name):

subscribe SURPLUSSWAP-L Yourfirstname Yourlastname

The subject line should be blank as well as the rest of the body of the email.

Submit Needs/Wish List Requests (Under Construction)

What is the contact information for Surplus?

Surplus can be reached via phone at (859) 257-3981 or (859) 257-4126 , email