On this page you will find sample forms and step-by-step procedures for property disposal methods authorized by North Carolina law (Article 20 of Chapter 160A) for local governments. The first two documents listed below are (1) a chart summarizing all authorized methods of property disposal, and (2) a chart summarizing the procedural requirements for all authorized property disposal methods.  For more information on specific property disposal methods, see the information following the two summary charts.

PDF iconProperty Disposal Options Chart.pdfPDF iconProperty Disposal Procedures Chart.pdf

 

To access sample forms and step-by-step procedures for a specific method of property disposal, click on the title of the method (in blue font)

All forms are in Word format.

 

Sale of Personal Property Worth Less than $30,000 (“small item” disposal)

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying personal property worth less than $30,000 (“small item disposal”) under G.S. 160A-266.  For additional information, see Disposing of Small Surplus Items: One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure.

 

Sealed Bid

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by sealed bid under G.S. 160A-268.

 

Negotiated Offer and Upset Bid

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by negotiated offer and upset bid under G.S. 160A-269.

 

Public Auction (live auction)

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by live public auction under G.S. 160A-270.

 

Electronic Auction

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by electronic auction under G.S. 160A-270.

 

Exchange

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by exchange with another public or private entity under G.S. 160A-271.

 

Lease

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property by lease under G.S. 160A-272.

 

Conveyance to a Non-Profit Organization

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property to a non-profit organization for continued public use under G.S. 160A-279. This page also provides information on conveying personal property to a non-profit organization under G.S. 160A-280.  For more information on donating property to non-profit organizations, see Donating Property: Beware of Constitutional Constraints.

 

Conveyance to Another Unit of Government in NC

This page provides procedural requirements and sample forms for conveying real and personal property to another unit of government (either the State or a local government within North Carolina) under G.S. 160A-274.

 

Economic Development Property

This page provides sample forms for conveying real property for economic development projects under G.S. 158-7.1.  For more information on economic development property conveyances, see the School of Government’s Community and Economic Development microsite and blog.

 

Community Development Property

This page provides sample forms for conveying real property for community development projects under G.S. 160A-457.  For more information on community development property conveyances, see the School of Government’s Community and Economic Development microsite and blog.

 

Securities

This page provides sample forms for the sale of stocks, bonds, and other securities owned by a local government under G.S. 160A-276.

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