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  • Welcome to the ODOT Right of Way Section
    Technical Leadership Center
    The Right of Way Section is part of the Highway Division, Technical Services Branch of the Oregon Department of Transportation. The Section provides expertise in real estate and other right of way matters to the Department. In cooperation with the Federal Highway Division (FHWA), the Right of Way Section implements Public Law 91-646, the Uniform Relocation Assistance, and Real Property Policies of 1970, as amended.
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Public Law 91-646 - "Uniform Act"
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Public Law 91-646, The Uniform Relocation Assistance, and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended, commonly called the Uniform Act, are the primary laws for acquisition and relocation activities on Federal or federally assisted projects, and programs.

Other Federal, State, and local laws also govern public project and program activities. The requirements of other Federal laws that affect the process of acquiring private property for public purposes are discussed, at least minimally.
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Guide to Appraising Real Property available on-line
This guide is written for both the appraiser new to Oregon Department of Transportation requirements and to the appraiser familiar with valuing partial acquisitions. The format is meant to be a tutorial and a reference to the completion of the report forms developed by the Right of Way Section of Oregon Department of Transportation.
    Section 1    Section 2    Section 3    Section 4   Section 5    Section 6    Section 7   Section 8   
Section 9 (Appraisal Forms)   Section 10        Forward    Cover Page    Table of Contents
Utility Relocation Guide
Published July 2011.
Contractor & Fee Appraiser Resources
Forms, publications and other resources for Right of Way contractors and fee appraisers.
Below are links to information about the Right of Way Section and ODOT. Click on a topic below and you will be directed to the appropriate web site for information.


Note: Effective July 2015, portions of the Right of Way Manual have been updated. Click "Right of Way Manual" below and you will be directed to the program web site for additional information. 

Right of Way Manual

Mission Statement

Highway Division Web Sites

ODOT Home Page 

Web Site (ODOT) Index


On-Line Services

On-line services ODOT Digital Video Log
(This is a secure gateway to the FileNet Right of Way file information.)