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Right of Way Manual

The Right of Way Manual provides the organizational and operational procedures for the Right of Way Section.

The manual covers all right of way subjects, including:

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Full Manual

  • Current version: November 2016
  • No. of pages: 293


​This manual covers all right of way-related topics. Here is what is included:

  • Chapter 1 - General Organization
  • Chapter 2 - Right of Way Organization
  • Chapter 3 - Right of Way Project Management
  • Chapter 4 - Appraisal
  • Chapter 5 - Acquisition
  • Chapter 6 - Relocation
  • Chapter 7 - Operations and the Operations Unit
  • Chapter 8 - Condemnation and Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • Chapter 9 - Property Management
  • Chapter 10 - Utilities
  • Chapter 11 - Region Right of Way Office Operations
  • Chapter 12 - Project Coordination
  • Chapter 13 - Local Public Agency (This chapter is currently under development.)
  • Chapter 14 - Railroad
  • Chapter 15 - Outdoor Advertising Sign Program
  • Appendix - Glossary
  • Appendix - Index

​The current version is dated November 2016. You can check your copy by looking at the footer of the document. The manual includes a version date on each page.

This manual is updated regularly and revisions are posted as they become available. It is the responsibility of the user to stay current with changes in federal or state laws that may not be reflected in the most recent version.

Yes, the Right of Way Manual is available in CD or printed copy for $25. Complete the request form and allow 2-4 weeks for processing and shipping.

Contact the Right of Way Section

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive, MS 2
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3600
Fax: 503-986-3625

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