Eligible entities such as other Texas state agencies, political subdivisions, and approved non-profit assistance organizations may contact the agency offering the property to arrange a transfer at a price approved by TFC.
Property Available for Transfer to State Agencies, Political Subdivisions & Approved Assistance Organizations
Assistance Organization Eligibility
Chapter 2175.001 of the Texas Government Code identifies the types of assistance organizations that are eligible to participate in the Surplus Property Program. Assistance organizations interested in obtaining surplus property are required to apply for program eligibility with TFC. If TFC approves your application, you will be eligible to receive property from all state agencies. For questions regarding eligibility or the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete the Application for Assistance Organizations form and submit it, along with the requested documentation by mail to Texas Facilities Commission, State Surplus Property Program, Attn: Assistance Organizations, P.O. Box 13047, Austin, Texas 78711-3047.
NOTE: Application is for organizations interested in transfers from state agencies during the 10-day advertisement period. Form is NOT valid for transfers from state universities.
State Agency Forms
Certificate of Acquisition Form (for transfers from state agencies to political subdivisions & approved assistance organizations during the 10-day advertisement period. Form is NOT valid for transfers from state universities)
Donation of Data Processing Equipment to School or Assistance Organization (after the 10-day advertisement period per TGC 2175.905)
State Agency Services
Services We Offer to State Agencies
Special Note Regarding Data Processing Equipment (Computers)
TFC may accept surplus computer peripherals including monitors, keyboard, and mice. However, TFC cannot accept surplus data processing equipment, including CPUs, laptops and servers. Pursuant to Texas Government Code § 2175.905, if disposal of a state agency’s surplus or salvage data processing equipment is not made under Section 2175.184 (direct transfer during the SPA advertisement period), then the state agency shall transfer the equipment to one of the following:
Please note that per Texas Government Code § 2175, data processing equipment is NOT exempt from the requirement to advertise it as surplus before proceeding with disposal through TDCJ. All state agency surplus property, unless specifically exempted by law, MUST be advertised for direct transfer before that item may be submitted to TFC or TDCJ for final disposal.
Transfer of DPS Equipment to County or Municipal Law Enforcement Agency
Chapter 2175.308 of the Texas Government Code allows for transfers of surplus Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) vehicles and equipment to certain eligible municipal and county law enforcement agencies (LEA). To be eligible, the LEA must be located in an economically disadvantaged area* of the state, and must provide sufficient information for TFC to determine that the state's efforts to secure this state's international border and combat transnational crime will sufficiently benefit from the transfer. A law enforcement agency that receives surplus property under this program may not sell the property before the second anniversary of the date the property is received.
*NOTE: "Economically disadvantaged area" is defined as a county that meets at least two of the three following criteria: (1) below average per capita taxable property value; (2) below average per capita income; and (3) above average unemployment, in comparison to other counties in the State. A current list of counties that meet the criteria to be considered economically disadvantaged for this program’s purposes, can be found here. A municipality is considered economically disadvantaged if the majority of the municipality is located in an economically disadvantaged county. If a municipality is located in a county that TFC has determined is not economically disadvantaged per the criteria above, then, using a supplemental form, a municipality may request an exception that includes sufficient data for TFC to confirm that it meets at least two of the three criteria for economically disadvantaged when compared to state averages.