Chapter 2: Types of Project Releases

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Section 1: Release Types

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Overview

The following subsections detail the types of releases the Department may request. Below each type of release is a list of additional information the Department must provide to the ROW Program Office in Austin to obtain that particular release.

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Early Acquisition (Hardship, Protective Buy, and Donation)

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Commission Minute for Approval of Donation
  • Department request for early acquisition in accordance with Types of Early Acquisition (for State), Chapter 3, Section 1
  • Right of way map schematic - identification of parcel number (refer to example 19 in the Parcel Numbering Chart in TxDOT’s Right of Way Manual Vol.1 - Procedures Preliminary to Release, ROW Parcel Numbering.
  • Approval by the Director of the ROW Division
  • Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA), if applicable, for Federal funding
  • Executable contractual agreement with the local governments, if applicable; include three copies of the agreement
  • Copy of the check for the local government's contribution amount
  • Copy of the local government's resolution.
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Request Limited Release for Utility Investigation

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Department letter requesting authorization to begin preliminary engineering for utility work in accordance with the TxDOT Utility Manual.
  • Approval by the Director of the ROW Division
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Request for Limited Release for Appraisal Work Only

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Administratively complete copy of an approved right of way map and property descriptions
  • Department request for appraisal only
  • Approval by the Director of the ROW Division
  • Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA), if applicable, for Federal funding
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Request for Partial Release

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Environmental clearance
  • Copy of an approved right of way map and property descriptions for specific parcels release
  • Department request for release
  • Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA), if applicable, for Federal funding
  • Executable Contractual Agreement with local governments, if applicable; include three copies of the agreement
  • Copy of the check for the local government's contribution amount
  • Copy of the local government's resolution.
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Request for Full Release

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Environmental clearance
  • Administratively complete copy of an approved right of way map and property descriptions
  • Department request for release
  • Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA), if applicable, for Federal funding
  • Executable Contractual Agreement with local governments , if applicable; include three copies of the agreement
  • Copy of the check for the local government's contribution amount
  • Copy of the local government's resolution.
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Request Limited Release for Relocation Assistance Only

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Environmental clearance
  • Administratively complete copy of an approved right of way map and property descriptions
  • Department request for release.
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Request Limited Release for Utility Work Only

  • Commission Minute Order - Project Authorization
  • Environmental clearance
  • Administratively complete copy of an approved right of way map and property descriptions
  • Department request for release
  • Federal Project Authorization and Agreement (FPAA), if applicable, for Federal funding
  • Contractual Agreement with local governments, if applicable; include three copies of the agreement
  • Copy of the check for the local government's contribution amount
  • Copy of the local government's resolution.
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