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State Surplus Vehicle FAQ's

Can I Get The Keys To A Vehicle?

Can I Get The Keys To A Vehicle?

Keys may be checked out from 9am to 4pm for the vehicles located at the SSPA warehouse, which are listed on a bid currently posted online. Once has bid ended, vehicles must be paid for before the keys are released.

What Is Wrong With This Vehicle?

What Is Wrong With This Vehicle?

The description of property offered for sale has been compiled from available data, and there is no guarantee or warranty on the part of State Surplus Property Agency as to number, condition, or quality of property offered. Vehicles may have problems not listed. Photographs and descriptions are provided solely for the purpose of aiding you to identify items of interest. In no way should they be used in making a determination of quality or condition. All property is sold "As is" and "Where is" with "All Faults" and "No Warranty, Written or Implied".

Where Is The Car Located?

Where Is The Car Located?

The vehicles' location will be stated in the bid comments of the online listing.

What If I Win More Than One Car?

What If I Win More Than One Car?

If you are awarded more than one vehicle you will be expected to purchase all you were awarded. If you only want to purchase one, please only bid on a single vehicle.

Will Vehicles Pass State Inspection?

Will Vehicles Pass State Inspection?

Vehicles sold by the State Surplus Property Agency may not pass a state inspection. All surplus items are sold "AS IS - WHERE IS".

Do I Have To Be a Dealer To Attend Auctions or Bid Online?

Do I Have To Be a Dealer To Attend Auctions or Bid Online?

No, all auctions are open to the general public.

How Do I Get My Title To A Vehicle?

How Do I Get My Title To A Vehicle?

We have titles for all government vehicles we sell. The titles will only be issued to the person whose name appears on the bid. Titles will not be issued to any other person.

I Need The Vehicle Titled In My Business Name But Business Name Is Not Listed On My Account, Can I Do That?

I Need The Vehicle Titled In My Business Name But Business Name Is Not Listed On My Account, Can I Do That?

No, It can only be titled to a name on the account. In the future should you wish the vehicle titled to a company you will need to request an edit to your account. You will need to provide your IRS confirmation letter.

I Bid On A Car But I Want To Put It In Someone Else's Name. Can I Do That?

I Bid On A Car But I Want To Put It In Someone Else's Name. Can I Do That?

No, we title vehicles in the exact name of the winning bidder at the time of award. Please make sure your name is an exact match to your driver’s license. 

What Are The Buy It Now Vehicles?

What Are The Buy It Now Vehicles?

NC State Highway Patrol cars may be purchased through retail sales. The NCSHP has adopted a pricing protocol for its vehicles that allows the public to purchase Surplus patrol cars without going through the bid process.

Is The Price Negotiable?

Is The Price Negotiable?

No, the price is not negotiable.

Do You Issue A Temporary License Plate?

Do You Issue A Temporary License Plate?

No, we do offer a one-way permit for you to drive it home, if you are a NC resident. To obtain the permit the winning bidder must be present to request the form. The winning bidder must present us a valid NC driver’s license and proof of insurance. The proof of insurance must be: Form DL-123 from your insurance agent, a binder in the winning bidders name or the insurance card for the vehicle you currently own. The proof of insurance must be a current, unexpired policy. We also accept an email from your insurance company.

I Do Not Live In NC, Can I Still Get The One-Day Permit?

I Do Not Live In NC, Can I Still Get The One-Day Permit?

No, this permit is only issued for winning bidders with a NC address.

Can I Test Drive The Vehicle?

Can I Test Drive The Vehicle?

Vehicles cannot be moved. However, they can be started in place. Should a vehicle have a dead battery, our staff will be glad to assist you for a reasonable amount of time with a jump-start.