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Local Jurisdictions/Non-Profit

Request for Donation of Surplus Assets

In order to qualify and participate in Maryland State Surplus asset donations, the process is outlined below:

  • The non-profit must be a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization
  • Go to the DGS website
  • Download & complete the bottom portion of State Form Exhibit #3
  • Send in your documents
  • Become a Registered Bidder on
  • Once registered, log-in. Find Tiers under the drop-down menu by your name
  • Request participation in the Local Jurisdiction/Non-Profit Tier (ONLY)
  • Await an approval email
  • Log-in Proceed to Favorites to request email notification of assets available for donation
  • Donations are generally awarded on a 1st come - 1st serve basis
  • When you see an email alert, log-in to your account. Enter Tiers. Click “Yes” by Local Jurisdiction/Non-Profit, place your bid
  • Should you win the asset, send a letter identifying how & where the asset will be utilized
  • All Local jurisdiction/Non-profit Tier property requires Agency & Cabinet level approvals
  • Once all documentation is complete and submitted, wait approximately 4 weeks or until notification before scheduling asset pick-up.

Required docs are:

  • 501(c) Approval/Authorization letter from Internal Revenue Service
    • If older than 2yrs, provide your most recent 990 or 990N tax filing or,
    • Request a update Affirmation letter from the IRS @ letter at 1-877-829-5500 option 2 then option 4
  • Provide a letter on organization stationary, describing the nature and purpose of your organization & how your organization will utilize the desired State donated assets.


All forms should be mailed to:

Maryland Department of General Services
Surplus Property Division
301 West Preston Street, Room 1309
Baltimore, MD 21201

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