Sale of Surplus School Buses
Public School Buses in North Carolina are sold when they are no longer being used by school districts. When a bus is retired based on mileage (or age), it is generally used for a period of time as a spare school bus, then sold. Prices are set by staff of the Transportation Services Section, NC. Dept of Public Instruction. Buses typically remain in the county from which they are retired.
In order to purchase one of these vehicles, you should contact the transportation department in the county to see the vehicle. You must provide a certified check or money order for the proper amount, made payable to NC Department of Public Instruction. Transportation staff in that county will transmit your payment to the state office and a copy of the completed "Bus Sale Form-TDE6" will be your bill of sale furnished by the county. Questions? Contact DPI Transportation Services at 919.807-3570.