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
We realize that property acquisition for transportation improvement projects can be seen as a trying experience. Our goal is to be sensitive to property owner and resident concerns while providing fair and equitable compensation for property impacts. Hopefully the information provided is helpful, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
The Bureau of Right of Way includes five major sections:
You will find links to documents and Web sites that provide information to property owners about how the state acquires property for transportation projects. We’ve also provided links to the laws which govern this process, a list of contacts you may call with questions, frequently asked questions that may be of interest and results of customer survey reports from previous projects that have been completed. Some of these items can also be found on the side bar on this page.