Terms and Conditions





Guarantee Waiver. All property is offered for sale (as-is, where-is.) City of Bridgeport makes no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability or fitness for any purpose of the property offered for sale.  The Buyer is not entitled to any payment for loss of profit or any other money damages - special, direct, indirect, or consequential.


Inspection. There will be no inspections of the items for sale.


Consideration of Bid. City of Bridgeport reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to withdraw from sale any of the items listed.


Notice of Award. Successful bidders will receive a Notice of Award by email from PublicSurplus.com


Payment. Public Surplus collects all payments for City of Bridgeport. Payment for an awarded item must be received within 5 business days of close of auction. Payment shall be made online by credit card, or directly with cashier's check, money order, or certified check.

If you choose to pay with a credit card please follow the instructions below. The credit card limit per transaction is $4,000.00. For payments larger than this amount follow the instructions listed under Wire Transfers.


Payment by Credit Card

Login to the Public Surplus site. Click on (My Stuff) and then click on (Past Bids). Click on the description of the auction and then click on (Pay Online) link located on the right hand side of the screen. Follow the steps to complete the transaction. A receipt will be emailed to you once the payment has cleared.


Partial Payment

There will be NO partial payments of an auction allowed. All auctions must be paid in full per payment process used per auction. For Example: You WILL NOT be able to pay partially for an auction by Credit Card and pay the remainder by another payment method such as a wire transfer.


Wire Transfers

For payments over $4,000.00 a Wire Transfer is required. NO CASH, CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED! If you need to do a wire transfer please email support at buyersupport@publicsurplus.com asking for wire instruction or request the instructions via live chat. These instructions will be emailed to you. Please follow them exactly to allow for prompt payment.


 Pickup Procedures


1. Public Surplus will notify you upon receipt of payment. You may then contact the responsible party listed for that item and arrange for a mutually convenient pick up time. Be sure to bring the "Notice of Award" with the "Paid Receipt" and personal identification such as a Drivers License or DMV ID to the pick up location. The person releasing the item will require you to show all three documents. You will need to bring these forms of id with you or the auction item(s) will not be released to you.


2. If you are picking up an item for someone else, you will need all of the items listed in #1 (photo copies are acceptable) plus a note from the designated "winning bidder" specifically naming you as their authorized representative, along with your own ID.


Bid Deposits City of Bridgeport may require bid deposits in order to ensure fairness and equity to all buyers as a way to decrease default bidding. The deposit will be reversed if no default occurs or the bidder does not win the auction. Public Surplus will collect and retain the deposit if there is a default by the winning bidder.


Buyers Premium. A 10% Buyer Premium shall be added to the final sale price with a $1 minimum charge per auction to collect payment.


State/Local Sales and/or Use Tax. Sales tax of 6.35% may be levied on certain items.


Removal. Buyer must remove auction item(s) from said agencies premises within 5 business days of notification by Public Surplus of receipt of payment, and within 10 business days from the time and date of issuance of the Notice of Award. Successful bidders are responsible for loading and removal and any and all property awarded to them from the place where the property is located as indicated on the website and in the Notice of Award. The Buyer will make all arrangements and perform all work necessary, including packing, loading and transportation of the property. Under no circumstances will the City of Bridgeport assumes responsibility for packing, loading or shipping. Property may be removed between the hours of 9am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. For additional information, contact the Auction Contact Person, either via email or telephone. Paid items NOT removed within 10 business days are subject to a daily storage fee of $50 per day. Once storage fees equal the amount of the sales price, the item will be re-sold according the current surplus policy of City of Bridgeport. In the event of a re-sale, the buyer will not be refunded their purchase price or storage fees.


Vehicle Titles. City of Bridgeport will issue a title or certificate upon receipt of payment. Titles may be subject to any restrictions as indicated in the item description on the website. Open titles cannot be issued. City of Bridgeport will not issue replacement titles.


Default. Default shall include (1) failure to observe these terms and conditions; (2) failure to make good and timely payment; or (3) failure to remove all items within the specified time. Default may result in termination of the contract and suspension from participation in all future sales until the default has been cured. If the Buyer fails in the performance of their obligations, City of Bridgeport may exercise such rights and may pursue such remedies as are provided by law.


Acceptance of Terms and Conditions. By submitting a bid, the bidder agrees that they have read, fully understand and accept these Terms and Conditions of Online Sales, and agree to pay for and remove the property, if the bid is accepted, by the dates and times specified.