Real Estate Guidance and Information

Any real estate activities on a project receiving federal funding on any part of the project must follow 23 CFR 610 and 49 CFR Part 24. MDOT Real Estate assists, monitors, reviews, manages and approves the acquisition of all local public agency right of way throughout the state to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. 

FHWA & MDOT Guidance

23 CFR Parts 635, 710, 810
49 CFR Part 24 - Uniform Act
FHWA Real Estate Acquisition Guide for Local Public Agencies
FHWA LPA Toolkit
Michigan Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act
Real Estate Procedure Manual

Quick Reference/Checklists

Local Public Agency Parcel Checklist
Real Estate LPA Quick Reference Guide
Waiver Valuation - 3 Approved LPA Methods
Water Service Replacement Quick Reference

Certification Forms

Waiver Valuation - Preparer Certification
Water Service Certification

Sample Forms

Administrative Settlement
Compensation Summary Statement
Consent (Temporary Rights)
Donation of Compensation
Donation in Exchange
Easement-County Drain
Good Faith Offer LPA
Good Faith Offer LPA-Voluntary (will NOT condemn)
Memorandum of Negotiations Example
Memorandum of Negotiations
Project Spreadsheet Example
Release of Damage LPA
Setting Just Compensation Example
Waiver of Appraisal


NHI Course 141045 - Real Estate Acquisition under the Uniform Act
NHI Course 141047 - Local Public Agency Real Estate Acquisition
What to do When your Project Needs Right-of-Way Parcels​

Booklets for Property Owners

FHWA Acquiring Real Property for Federal and Federal-aid Programs and Projects
Public Roads & Private Property Booklet
Your Rights & Benefits Booklet

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