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Local Agency Guidelines for Certified Local Public Agencies

The Local Agency Guidelines for Certified Local Public Agencies, or LAG for Certified LPAs, is updated as needed. Updates will be summarized in a change log and posted for user reference. Please refer to this website for the most updated version.

Full LAG Document

Section A: Overview of Federal-Aid Project Delivery Options for Local Public Agencies, Including Certification 

Section B: Local Public Agency Certification, Compliance and Oversight

Section C: Delivering Federal-Aid Projects as a Certified Local Public Agency

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Planning & Program Development
    Chapter 3: Project Technical Scope Sheet
    Chapter 4: Agreements
    Chapter 5: Progress Billing
    Chapter 6: NEPA & Environmental
    Chapter 7: Right of Way
    Chapter 8: Civil Rights
    Chapter 9: General Design Requirements
    Chapter10: Design Approval
    Chapter 11: PS&E
    Chapter 12: Consultant Selection
    Chapter 13: Utility & Railroad
    Chapter 14: Bridge
    Chapter 15: Ad, Bid Award
    Chapter 16: Construction Contract Administration
    Chapter 17: Project Closeout

Section D: Resources Directory

Archived LAG Manual

Effective November 3, 2021, the Local Agency Guidelines for Certified Local Public Agencies (2021 version) supersedes and replaces the 2018 version (January 2020 revision). An archived version of the 2018 LAG (2020 revision) will be accessible on this page for approximately one year, but will no longer be updated with new references or hyperlinks. Prior versions of the manual are available by request by emailing ODOT Certification.


Email Tiffany Hamilton
Local Program Certification Manager
Telephone 503-986-3649

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