Property Disposition

Property Disposition is responsible for the disposal of all university property designated as surplus by U-M units, per SPG 520.01 on Acquisition, Use and Disposition of Property. When property is no longer needed, units declare it as surplus. Property Disposition will dispose of the property based on a determination of its highest and best use, then return 90 percent of any proceeds to the unit. Examples include computers, equipment, and furniture. Our mission is to sell, recycle, or dispose of surplus equipment to the best advantage of the University of Michigan.

Declaring Surplus

To declare surplus, please complete one of the following electronic Declaration of Surplus forms (eDOS). 

Link to General eDOS Form (This form is mostly commonly used for declaring items surplus)

For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the eDOS Knowledge Base (KB) 

Surplus pickup is available for the Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and Michigan Medicine campuses. Property Disposition will put in a work order on your behalf and send the movers on the given date to pick up your surplus items. If your unit wishes to bring the items, you will still need to schedule a date first.

NOTE: Hospital buildings, including University Hospital, CW Mott, Taubman Center, Med Inn, Towsley, Cancer Center (floors B2, B1, 1 and parts of 2), Medical Professional Building, and Cardiovascular Center should make arrangements for pickup with Hospital Maintenance (936-5054) in addition to completing the eDOS form.  

NOTE: Medical School buildings, including MSRB I, II, III, Med Sci I, II, Cancer Center, MBNI, BSRB, NCRC, and Kellogg/Brehm should contact Research Services ([email protected]) prior to completing the eDOS form.

Link to Employee Purchase eDOS Form (This form is used for requesting price quotes to complete an employee purchase of surplus items)

For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Employee Purchase Form (eDOS)

Link to Faculty Transfer Form (This form is used for surplus being purchased by a transferring faculty member’s new institution)

For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Faculty Transfer Knowledge Base (KB)

Link to Trade-In Form (This form is used for surplus being traded-in to a vendor towards the purchase of new equipment)

For instructions on completing this form, please refer to the Trade-In (KB)

Property Disposition Inquiry Form (This form is used for general questions)

Request to Scrap Form (This form is used for determining whether or not an item(s) can be scrapped) 

Request for Disposition Walkthrough Form  (This form is used for requesting Property Disposition to come to your location to review your surplus items) 

Request for Offsite Bid Form (This form is used for requesting items be placed on a bid from your location)

Contact Us

Property Disposition

Phone: (734) 764-2470
Fax: (734) 763-2006
Email: [email protected]


3241 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2155


US-23 to Plymouth Road (exit 41), head west
Turn left (south) on Green Road
Turn right (west) on Baxter Road to warehouse address at 3241 Baxter Road


Departments/units are welcome to shop on Dispo Direct—our online store—for shortcode purchases. 

Dispo Direct Online Store

Our website is You can create an account using the University Login option.

Once you create your account, you will be given the option to pay with your shortcode at check out (you must be logged in in order to use your shortcode).

Dispo Direct Online Store


What is the process if I want to purchase an eBid lot for my unit from Dispo Direct?

Email [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the bid end time with the SKU # letting us know you are interested in purchasing the eBid lot with a shortcode. Bid lots will be priced at the "Current Bid" amount at the time we receive your email. If the bid lot has less than 24 hours remaining, your unit will need to place a bid. Bid lots will be awarded to the highest bidder.

Can a U-M PCard be used for purchases?

No. Only a shortcode can be used for department/unit purchases.

Will Property Disposition take my personal property?

No. Property Disposition is only able to accept surplus property from U-M units.

Can the university donate surplus items?

No. The university is required to dispose or recycle all surplus items. Items that remain U-M property can be transferred between units.

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