Storing Excess Property

State Managed Personal Property Centers can help federal agencies store excess personal property during the disposal process. GSA and the State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASP) offer this storage jointly.

Federal agencies that have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the GSA Personal Property Center can call the center and make arrangements for drop-off. Federal agencies must notify the property office by email, telephone, or fax about the "report number" and the agency's interest in using this service.

If the agency does not have an MOU, it can negotiate with the center to take the property at a predetermined per-truckload cost.

Federal agencies pay only for transportation to the centers. Receiving agencies pay for transportation to their locations.

The State-Managed Personal Property Centers serve as custodians during the disposal process in addition to storing personal property. The owning agency remains accountable. The centers enable interested parties to screen the property, as required in the Federal Management Regulations. Any property not transferred for sale following federal and state screening is offered to the general public at each center.

State-Managed Personal Property Centers will take exchange/sale and reimbursable property and will negotiate fees on a case-by-case basis.

Note: Personal Property Centers will not accept scrap or hazardous property.

The Personal Property Centers are a service offered jointly by GSA and the State Agencies for Surplus Property (SASP). Contact a Personal Property Management Office representative for additional information.

Another Option on the East Coast

Federal agencies that need a storage solution for property that they cannot dispose of quickly can use the GSA Personal Property Center (PPC) located in Springfield, Virginia. The PPC takes full accountability and control of an agency's excess property for an affordable fee. The center is open to users along the entire East Coast, primarily serving the greater Washington area, including eastern Maryland and Virginia.

The PPC handles all of the details of the use, donation, and sales processes. The receiving customer is responsible for transport charges. Co-located with the PPC is the GSA Surplus Sales Center—a key program for online auctions, vehicle sales, and other negotiated sales.

Last Reviewed: 2022-11-16