Residents interested in bidding on North St. Paul equipment can have a chance to purchase surplus items on the Municibid public auction site. Municibid is a convenient and easy-to-use online auction marketplace for government agencies, schools, authorities and utilities to see their surplus and forfeitures directory to the public. All auctions take place online and are available to bid 24 hours a day.
From time to time the City Council votes to decommission City equipment that has served its useful life, These decommissioned items are offered for resale on the public bidding site that is open to the general public. The City has found that offering items at auction tends to bring in more revenue than a dealer trade.