Public Sales

COVID-19 Service Impacts

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, customers are no longer permitted on-site to view auction items.

If you have a specific question about an auction item, please contact the listing agent who will do their best to answer it. The successful bidders can arrange a time/date to pick up their auction item(s) after payment has been processed.

  • All public Cash & Carry sales in Victoria, Surrey, and Prince George are closed until further notice
  • No cash payments 
    • Please note, BC Auction can only accept online payments for purchases of $10,000 or less

To schedule an appointment for auction pick up or to arrange a payment of over of $10,000, contact your nearest location:

  • Surrey: 604-501-8216
  • Victoria: 250-952-4439
  • Prince George: 250-565-4201

Goods you can purchase

Surplus assets available online on BC Auction or in-person in Prince George, Surrey, or Victoria:

  • Antiques & collectibles 
  • Art / photography / music 
  • Boats & nautical 
  • Commercial kitchen / restaurant equipment
  • Computing / technology
  • Electrical / lighting
  • Electronics / communications
  • Government-managed estate items  
  • Household goods
  • Janitorial / cleaning supplies / chemicals
  • Jewelry
  • Medical 
  • Office furniture / supplies
  • Police recovered / seized & found property
  • Real estate / land / buildings / mobile homes  
  • Scientific / testing equipment
  • Shoes / clothing / personal Items
  • Sports / recreational / bicycles
  • Tools / equipment
  • Vehicles & automotive

Use this arrangement

Step 1: Determine if you'd like to buy online at BC Auction or in-person in Prince George, Surrey, or Victoria.

  • Items at public sales are not listed on BC Auction

Step 2: For BC Auction, register to start e-bidding. 

Step 3: For public sales, find your closest location and visit during sale hours:

Prince George

Prince George location for public sale

Sale hours: Closed until further notice

3695 Opie Crescent
Prince George, BC  V2N 1B9
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Phone: 250-565-4201

Surrey

Surrey location for public sales

Sale hours: Closed until further notice

8307 - 130th St.
Surrey, BC  V3W 7X4
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Phone: 604-501-8216

Victoria

Victoria location for public sales

Sale hours: Closed until further notice

4234 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC  V8W 9V7
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Phone: 250-952-4439


Information about this arrangement

The Asset Investment Recovery branch sells surplus assets to maximize returns for B.C. government and broader public sector clients. Citizens have equal access to bid and purchase surplus assets, through BC Auction or on-site at three locations in the province. Surplus assets arrive from B.C. provincial government, federal government, broader public sector organizations (e.g. correctional facilities, Crown corporations, hospitals, municipalities, police and fire departments, schools, universities) and proceeds of crime.

BC Auction

Surplus assets are sold online via real-time, online bidding. For more information, visit the BC Auction information page.

Public sales

Surplus assets are purchased in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • All purchases are final sale
  • Goods available in public sales are not available on BC Auction and are not available for preview as inventory is updated up until sale time
  • Prices are non-negotiable and are based on historical sales, trade magazines, and appraisal guides
  • Warranties are not expressed or implied; buyers are responsible for satisfying themselves to the condition of goods before final sale and removal from site
  • Pay by cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or debit card
  • Goods must be paid for and removed the day of (unless otherwise authorized)
  • Print receipts are provided and must be shown when exiting the sale
  • Purchases are subject to tax where applicable
    • Asset Investment Recovery Branch is subject to the terms and conditions of the "Business Licence By-Law 1985", where any individual or group that holds a business licence is obligated to collect PST and/or GST from sales to the general public (Business Licence #9198, District of Saanich)

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Contact Information

Asset Investment Recovery
4234 Glanford Ave.
Victoria, BC  V8W 9V7

Phone: 250-952-4439

Email: AIR.CustServ@gov.bc.ca