Right-of-Way

Responsibilities

The Right-of-Way unit is responsible for the acquisition of property needed to complete the majority of Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) as well as obtaining property for development in accordance with County master planning and standards and regulations. Project activities include 1) preparation of contracts, documents, legal descriptions and reports; 2) reviews of property titles, appraisals and surveys; 3) oversight on and performing property owner negotiations; 4) review of development plans, surveys, and plats including right-of-way vacation requests; and 5) other activities related to right-of-way.

The Right-of-Way staff also performs all types of technical research involving road rights-of-way for the citizens, professionals, CIP projects, and the Development Review Unit involving unincorporated county land developments. This group also performs technical research, review, information, and assistance to other departments, elected officials, other agencies and jurisdictions as well as the general public, citizens, and professionals related to existing and future road rights-of-way, drainage easements, road classifications, subdivisions, exemptions and land survey plats, etc.

Research

The Right-of-Way staff performs all types of technical research involving road rights of way for citizens, professionals, CIP projects and the Development Review Unit that involve unincorporated county land developments. This group also performs technical research and assistance to other departments, elected officials, other agencies and jurisdictions as well as the general public that are related to existing and future road right of way deeds, drainage and other easements, new and revised subdivisions and exemption plats and classifications.

Resources