The Office of Right of Way has a primary mission of acquiring the real property necessary for the construction of transportation facilities. In addition to our primary mission, the Office of Right of Way is also charged with the control of outdoor advertising signs along state highways and management of the Logo sign program along our interstate highways.
In carrying out this mission, we also provide relocation assistance to people and businesses displaced by the
various projects and lease or sell any acquired property which may be surplus to our needs. We carry out these activities as a decentralized organization. The Department is subdivided into seven (7) geographical districts with responsibility for the transportation
facilities within their designated counties and a Turnpike Enterprise with responsibility for toll roads. Each district office acquires and manages the real property for transportation projects within their respective area. Our central office develops
policies and procedures under which the districts operate, conducts a quality assurance program to assure compliance with laws, policies and procedures, and provides technical assistance and training to the districts.
In addition to our primary mission, the Office of Right of Way is also charged with the control of outdoor advertising signs along state highways and management of the Logo sign program along our interstate highways. These regulatory activities are carried out by central office staff.
Mission StatementDeliver rights of way necessary to support the Department's work program in a cost efficient, high quality manner while ensuring full compensation is paid for all property acquired and protect federal funding for transportation by maintaining effective control of outdoor advertising.
On-line Permitting for Vegetation Management at Outdoor Advertising Signs Is Now Available.
11 April, 2018
Great News! You can now save time and paper when you apply for a Vegetation Management
at Outdoor Advertising Sign Permit. Applications can be submitted on-line. Visit the One Stop Permitting site
to create your account and submit your application..
Electronic Acquisition and Relocation Surveys
19 July, 2017
n an effort to ensure that FDOT is continually improving the right of way Acquisition and Relocation processes, we provide surveys to property owners and/or displacees impacted by our transportation projects. Property owners and/or displacees may either fill out a paper survey or complete an electronic survey online. If you are interested in utilizing the electronic survey, please select Acquisition or Relocation to submit a survey.
Electronic Contracting at FDOT
28 June, 2017
As a part of the Department’s electronic contracting and paperless initiatives, FDOT is initiating the use of a program which will use
the DocuSign® application. Beginning in June 2017, the Office of Right of Way will provide an option for Purchase Agreements, Expert Witness Contracts, and Task Work Orders to be executed by FDOT and external signers (property
owners/experts/contractors) using the DocuSign® application. External signers will not incur any additional costs related to the implementation of this initiative.
For more information, you may refer to the following hyperlinks: FDOT’s e-signature pilot and instructional video. Please direct all questions related to this notice to Wendell Presha at 850-414-4610 or email your inquiries to