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Contact the Property Management Program

4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, MS2
Salem, Oregon 97302
Phone: 503-986-3600
Fax: 503-986-3625

Email the Property Management Team

Property Inquiries

For all property inquiries, you may either contact the agent noted on the listing or email the property management team.

Excess Land Inventory

In accordance with Oregon law, ODOT compiles and keeps current an inventory of real property, owned by ODOT and in excess of our operating needs. Every two years ODOT reports this inventory to the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Excess Property Report

Excess Property Map

​Excess Real Property

Excess real property are properties ODOT no longer uses to carry out our mission​. This includes:

  • ​Remnants of real property purchased and located outside of the developed right of way limits for a project.
  • Uneconomic remainders.
  • Depleted material sources or quarries.
  • Abandoned stockpile sites.
  • Closed and inactive maintenance stations.

At any time, an excess parcel may be requested for surplus authorization, or conversely, it can be placed "in reserve" for a future need. Until an excess property has undergone surplus property review and is authorized, it cannot be sold as surplus.

Note: "Excess" status is a transitory state, meaning what is considered excess today, is based on known information, which ​may change in the future.​

Surplus Real Property

Surplus real property are excess properties ODOT no longer needs for highway purposes and have been approved to sell or lease.

ODOT cannot sell our excess property until it is declared surplus. Surplus property designations expire three years after the original approval; subsequent extensions are for three years.

By law, ODOT must give public agencies and non-profit housing authorities the next opportunity, after tribal governments and other state agencies, to purchase surplus property directly from ODOT. The purchasing agency must pay fair market value, as set by ODOT, through our appraisal and review process.

View all of ODOT's current surplus properties available for sale or lease​.

​The main categories of excess property include:

  • ​​Uneconomic remnants from past acquisitions.
  • Right of way from cancelled projects.
  • Abandoned highway alignments.
  • Depleted or nonviable material source sites.
  • Closed and inactive maintenance stations.
  • Stockpile sties no longer needed.
  • Mitigation lands which can be sold with deed restrictions.

For more than 100 years, ODOT has acquired land to build and maintain Oregon's developing highway system. What began as a collection of trails, territorial roads, stage lines and forest roads, along with dedicated city and county roads, has become a network of state highways connecting Oregon's communities and people.

During our history, ODOT has redesigned and replaced those original roads, straightening and widening them, to accomodate increased vehicle use and population growth.

As part of those efforts over time, ODOT has acquired land to build and maintain Oregon's highway system. Once we've completed our work and we no longer need the property, the site becomes excess.

​Before ODOT can market a property for sale, we must first declare it as surplus.

The surplus disposition process involves five phases and can take up to a year or more. Refer to our ​Right of Way Manual​ for the full process.

  1. Initial research and vetting by ODOT property management staff.
  2. Formal surplus property review and approval or denial.
  3. Federal Highway Administration review (if required) and Oregon Department of Administrative Services clearinghouse process.
  4. Appraisal and marketing.
  5. Sale and escrow.

Phase 1: Initial research and vetting by ODOT property management staff

Timing: 30-60 days, approximately.

During this phase, the property agent will conduct due diligence to determine the potential property value versus the cost and time involved to put the property up for sale. The property agent packages the research and submits it to region staff for review. Representatives from each of ODOT's engineering disciplines review the proposal, recommending whether or not to surplus the property.

Phase 2: Formal surplus property review and approval or denial

Timing: Up to 30 days.

The region manager reviews the proposal and recommendations, and approves or denies the property for surplus disposition.

Once the property is approved for surplus disposition, the authorization is good for three years. If the authorization expires and is not renewed, the property reverts back to “excess” status and returns to the excess land inventory.

If a property has a prospective buyer and is currently in negotiations, the property agent will process the surplus authorization renewal and continue with negotiations.

Phase 3: FHWA review and DAS clearinghouse process

Timing: 60-90 days.

During this phase, we contact the original owner of the land, if possible, for first right of refusal, and contact the local planning agency for a statement of conformance.

If required, we obtain FHWA approval. We route the surplus property through the Oregon Department of Administrative Services' clearinghouse process, which provides notification to state agencies, other public agencies and tribal governments the property is available for sale.

The following entities can purchase the property (after other state agencies, and prior to Phase 4), on the condition that they develop the property for affordable housing: Tribal governments, political subdivisions and non-profit organizations. The property may not be sold to any private person until we have determined whether acquiring the real property would be advantageous to any of these entities.

Phase 4: Appraisal and marketing

Timing: 90-180 days.

ODOT orders a formal property appraisal to determine the fair market value. The property agent begins marketing the property.

The timing for this process phase can vary, depending on availability of appraisers and the market for buyers.

Phase 5: Sale and escrow

Timing: 90-180 days.

Once a buyer has been found, a purchase contract is executed, and the property is sold.

The timing of this process phase varies depending on the complexity of the sale. 

The Right of Way Manual does not include a section on this phase of the process.