Surplus Property

Public auctions are held primarily for the disposal of confiscated items and other items obtained by the New Bern Police Department.   These auctions are scheduled annually.  Notice of such auctions is published in the local newspaper and provides information on the items, terms of sale, and auction date and time.

If you are interested in being placed on our mailing list for auction notices, contact the Warehouse Manager at (252) 639-2800 or submit your mailing address via email to

The City of New Bern has expanded its surplus disposal methods to include online internet auctions.  Select property is auctioned through GovDeals, an online auction service.  This provides the City the opportunity to dispose of surplus items on an ongoing basis.

Registration with GovDeals is required in order to bid on an item, but is not required to view listed items.  Items are posted as they become available and are sold “as is, where is”.  A full disclosure of the terms of each sale is posted with the item being sold.

To check for current surplus items, visit   Click on the link titled "Click here to go directly to the GovDeals auction”, select “Advanced Search” and choose “New Bern, NC” from the seller list.  If our name is not listed in the seller list, we do not currently have surplus items available for auction.


City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
  Finance Dept. Main # (252) 639-2711
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