The Land Titles section is responsible for conducting title searches on all properties impacted by highway projects. All title work is done to the NH BAR ASSOCIATION TITLE EXAMINATION STANDARDS to ensure the proper notification for public hearing of all owners of record, tenants for life, remaindermen, reversioners, mortgagees, easement and lien holders. There are currently 3 full time title abstractors who provide state wide coverage.
The Land Titles section also researches past highway projects to determine the limits and types of right-of-way for use in current highway projects and also for establishing the original right-of-way alignment used in the highway layout for setting the limits of the state’s ownership and easements for use in state projects.The Land Titles section also provides highway location and ownership information to the public. Right-of-Way research, title review and plan development is done by a 4 person team including a Licensed Land Surveyor, Land Titles Supervisor, Engineering Technician IV and a ROW Agent, surveyor-in-training.
Robert Talon, LLS
Bureau of Right-of-Way
Land Titles Section
NH Department of Transportation