Who We Are
Surplus Property is responsible for accepting and accounting for all excess property within the University of Kentucky system. Our mission is to first reuse inventory by checking items back out to departments in need at no charge. Once all usable items have been made available to the University community for ten business days, Surplus then works to donate, sell by auction, or recycle remaining unneeded property.
Surplus Property staff warehouse and redistribute movable surplus equipment for the University organizational units. Surplus is also responsible for reviewing property transfers and trade-ins, as well as managing disposal of University-owned animals.
University Surplus Operations has moved from its longstanding location at the Reynolds Building, 349 Scott Street to a new address at:
Vaughan Warehouse and Office
1247 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40508
The new location is near the intersection of Versailles and Forbes Roads; a map reference is available for persons who may visit the warehouse in person to review and checkout items on behalf of their departments. For University departments only.
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, Govdeals.com. Click here to see items that we are currently selling online.
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 uky.edu email domain and the appropriate transfer documentation must be completed.
To enroll, send an e-mail to LISTSERV@lsv.uky.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org