Welcome to the Bureau of Right of Way!
As a result of transportation improvement projects it is at times necessary for the state to acquire private property to expand or improve the existing transportation system. The DOT Bureau of Right of Way is responsible for the acquisition of property rights required for transportation projects, the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 governs the process the Department follows.
Chuck Schmidt, Administrator
Bureau of Right of Way
The Bureau of Right of Way includes five major sections:
For your convenience the Bureau of Right of Way site also contains the following pages:
Project Specific Information - Source for information about ongoing and planned Department of Transportation projects.
Bureau Contacts page - Contains a list of contacts that you may call with questions.
Document Library page - Includes documents that provide information to property owners about how the state acquires property for transportation projects; a list of DOT approved appraisers; and customer satisfaction surveys from past projects.
FAQ page - Contains answers to many of the frequently asked questions that we receive.
Links page - Contains external links to the laws which govern the acquisition process.
Links to these items can also be found in the side bar on the left this page.