Right of Way
The purpose of the CDOT Right of Way Manual is to provide guidance in all phases of acquiring, managing and disposing of real property. It is based on federal and state statutes, rules, policies, and procedures related to the real estate, condemnation, and relocation.
The Right of Way program is responsible for ensuring statewide consistency for all ROW functions.
The purpose of this chapter is to instruct the new employee, provide a review and reference for the experienced employee, and to promote uniformity and continuity of ROW Plans prepared by CDOT Regions, consulting Engineering and Land Surveying companies.
This manual sets out CDOT policies and procedures when appraising for eminent domain purposes. Policies and procedures comply with FHWA, State of Colorado, and CDOT requirements.
The manual has been developed to provide information and be a reference for those responsible for the assignment of completing the acquisition on a typical right of way project.
The purpose of this manual is to outline policies, procedures, and to establish authority for the Right of Way Relocation Assistance Program to be followed when providing relocation assistance to facilitate the construction of public improvements.
The purpose of this manual is to clarify the existing statutes, rules, policies, and procedures related to the Property Management Program.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide Local Public Agencies (LPAs) with the basic understanding of Right of Way (ROW) procedures for locally sponsored Federal-aid transportation projects.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide procedures of functional replacement of real property in public ownership.
This section provides guidance on administrative settlement as an alternative to judicial resolution of a difference of opinion on the value of a property, in order to avoid unnecessary litigation and congestion in the courts.
This chapter will assist in defining the procedures necessary for acquisition of property rights for highway construction over property that is owned by the Federal Government and other agencies of the State of Colorado.
The following information is provided as a supplement to the ROW Manual.
Working with Local Government
In keeping with Governor Hickenlooper's Executive Order D2011-005, CDOT engages in extensive public outreach at the outset of each rule making process, involving state and local entities and individuals in the development of the rules.
In accordance with House Bill 11-1002, CDOT has created an online database for the Colorado Department of Transportation's Financial Information