Chapter 11: Acquisition of Federal Lands for Right of Way

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Section 1: Regulations Governing Acquisition of Federal Lands

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If right of way interests are managed or controlled by the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Veterans Administration, TxDOT negotiates directly with these agencies and representatives as follows:

  • Army or Air Force. Installation commander and the appropriate U. S. Army Corps of Engineers district engineer.
  • Navy. District public works officer of the naval district involved.
  • Veterans Administration. Director, Veterans Administration, Washington, D. C.

If Federal lands are donated for highway purposes, and the value of the donated Federal land/easement exceeds $500, a Minute Order accepting the donation is required (see Legal Requirements to Accept Donation (for State).)

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