March 8, 2023

Christine Whittington, (409) 880-3720
[email protected]

Surplus Auction for the City of Beaumont Starts Next Week – Anyone Can Bid

The City of Beaumont will be holding an online surplus auction from Wednesday, March 15 at 10AM until Wednesday, March 29 at 10AM. View and bid on items at

Bidders are invited to view all items in-person at the item location or online at In the search bar, type “City of Beaumont” to see all available surplus auction items. To view items up for auction in-person, please call or email the designated contact for that location, which can be found in the item’s description on the auctioneer’s website.

All items are sold AS IS. Detailed pictures and full descriptions of each item can be seen on the auctioneer website.

All surplus auctions hosted by the city are available to the public, and bids are accepted from anyone. If you would like to bid on an item, you must pre-register as a bidder on the Rene’ Bates website, and you may be required put down a small deposit.

All winning bids must be paid through the Rene’ Bates website. Winners will have until April 6th to pay for items, and until April 14th to retrieve their items and will be responsible for bringing any equipment needed to move the items. Title transfers and Bill of Sales will be handled by the City of Beaumont Purchasing Department.

Auctions are typically held twice a year, in August and in March, and include a wide variety of items from different city departments. You never know what will be available, so make sure to check each auction when it is posted.

About the City of Beaumont: Beaumont, incorporated in 1838, is a coastal city in Southeast Texas 90 miles east of Houston and 60 miles west of Louisiana. The City is home to more than 115,000 residents and is the seat of Jefferson County, Texas. The City’s economic success started with the discovery of oil more than a century ago. Now entering a new Golden Era of the Golden Triangle, it is strategically positioned for unlimited growth and potential.