County surplus auction set for May 10

Old computer monitors gathered on the table
Old computer monitors gathered on the table
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Dozens of computer tables, oversized floral chairs, plasma TVs, wood filing cabinets, some barricades, a chain saw and hundreds of pieces of office equipment are going on the auction block next week.

The annual Alachua County surplus auction starts at 10 a.m. at 602 SE 9th Place in Gainesville near Depot Park.

The Alachua County Clerk of the Court’s office organizes and runs the event that uses a silent bid system. The public auction of County property has no vehicles or land this time.

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Interested parties can submit bids from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but the county will not accept late bids. 

Winning bidders must pay for and pick up their items 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, May 13. For tie bids, the first payment wins the bid.

For more information and to get a copy of the auction inventory, contact staff accountant Jonathon Hembree at 352-374-3605 or

Typically, the county holds a surplus auction once a year, according to Hembree.

“This is the first auction of 2021,” he said. “It depends on how fast the warehouse fills up and how frequently the departments bring stuff out.”

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