Troup County to sell surplus property

Published 5:45 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

The Troup County Board of Commissioners approved last week the auction 42 surplus declared Troup County vehicles and tractors through GovDeals.

GovDeals is a web-based marketplace liquidity service that allows government agencies to sell surplus and confiscated items online. The website has a wide customer base that will allow bids from up to a 200-mile radius from the selling location and is open to the public for use of purchasing.

These properties were declared surplus because they are used county vehicles and equipment. The county plans to list these vehicles for sale on the GovDeals website in the coming weeks.

This decision will allow the county to sell these automobiles and tractors that have been out of commission for 1+ years, and most importantly, it will allow Troup County the opportunity to rid of unused resources in a profitable way. 

“This is a great way for us to clear out much needed space at the Troup County Shop, where we need the room to work, and it will allow us to purge these in a more cost-effective way and use the funds from the sales for future county expenditures,” said Glenn Downs, shop manager of Troup County Shop.