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Mission, Vision & Values of the Right of Way Section



mission of the Right of Way Section is timely and cost-effective acquisition of real property necessary for the improvement of Oregon's transportation system and to maximize the return on the Highway Trust Fund's real property investment through management and sale of excess property.


In cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, The Right of Way Section implements
the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. The Right of Way Section is responsible for appraisal, acquisition, and management of property acquired for public projects. The Right of Way Section assists people and businesses in relocating acquired rights of way.



  • We are dedicated to providing access to real property necessary for construction of transportation improvements and for maintenance of existing facilities.
  • We are dedicated to ensuring that real property is acquired in conformance with the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 18 of Article 1 of the Oregon Constitution.
  • We are dedicated to ensuring that persons required to sell land or to move because of the acquisition of their property are treated fairly, equitably, and humanely. 
  • We are dedicated to quality, excellence, and cost effectiveness in our work.
  • We are dedicated to open, honest, and professional dealings with employees, the public, user groups, the legislature, local governments, contractors, consultants, and other groups.
  • We are dedicated to use public resources entrusted to us wisely and to protect and enhance those assets.
  • We recognize that employees are our most important resource. We are dedicated to providing them the resources and support necessary to do their job and reach their full potential.
  • We are also dedicated to providing clear expectations and feedback, recognizing and rewarding performance, communicating important information and decisions, and providing a safe working environment.