- Federal surplus property must be placed into use within 12 months from the date of its acquisition
- Federal surplus property must be used for a minimum 12-month period from the date it is placed into use
- Federal surplus property valued new at $5,000 or more must be used for a minimum 18-month period. Aircraft, boats, and gifts from foreign countries all have extended use periods.
- Federal surplus equipment and supplies are restricted to organizational use only. No personal use of federal property is permitted
- Federal surplus property cannot be sold, loaned, traded or torn down for parts during the minimum use period without prior permission from the program director
- Federal surplus property is considered Federal Financial Grant-In-Aid and may require compliance under the Single Audit Act of 1984 and the provisions of Uniform Guidance - Subpart F.
Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may require payment to the US Government for the value of the property.
The Federal Surplus Property program is covered by federal nondiscrimination laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, and sex.