Anchor: #i1007931

Section 4: Form ROW-E-49 Checklist

Anchor: #i1007937

In Advance of Completing a Form ROW-E-49:

Read pre-appraisal reports.

Read Negotiator's reports.

Read and verify information in the Title Commitment.

Complete Eminent Domain Eminent Domain Submission Checklist.

For detailed instructions, refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.

Anchor: #i1007974

In Submitting Form ROW-E-49

Verify and Include the Information Required On A Form ROW-E-49.

Section I. Nature of Taking

    Anchor: #XFUNMUYO
  1. ITEM I-A. Specify interest to be acquired (e.g., "Fee Title," "Drainage Easement"). Include a copy of the last deed or conveyance into the property owners.
  2. Anchor: #FKPLQOSY
  3. ITEM I-B. Check the box, partial or whole taking.
  4. Anchor: #IWNIQVGA
  5. ITEM I-C-1. Check the box, existing or new location. If not a controlled access highway, type in "NA, not a controlled access highway."
  6. Anchor: #OYLGVOOG
  7. ITEM 1-C-2. Check appropriate box. A TxDOT prepared attachment to the property description must have clause that reflects situation (e.g., access permitted, denied, partially permitted).

Section II. Holders of Property Interests (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

    Anchor: #PWMRSCRH
  1. ITEM II-A. Show name and address of owner and aliases. (Spelling of names in title commitment must be used in form ROW-E-49 Request for ED Proceedings.) Address cannot be a P.O. Box. If there is no address other than a P.O. Box, a description of how to get to the location where the service will be made must be included.
  2. Anchor: #BCPDKEEP
  3. ITEM II-A. Show marital status of owner. Include spouse’s name if applicable.
  4. Anchor: #BEXVOVPB
  5. ITEM II-A. Parties other than owner of record that may have an unrecorded legitimate ownership interest in the parcel, show how the property interest was obtained (e.g., “probate of will”) under the remarks section (Item X).
  6. Anchor: #MENQUEOO
  7. ITEM II-A. If owner is a minor or has been legally declared mentally incompetent, show name and address of guardian. Clearly state if no guardian has been appointed under the remarks section (Item X).
  8. Anchor: #TTJPAOHF
  9. ITEM II-A. If ownership is other than a person, show exact name of entity as well as agent for service and agent's address. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.) See Form ROW-E-49 Preparation Suggestions for agent and citation information. The nature of the owning entity is to be shown (e.g., Partnership, Board of Trustees). It is necessary to give the name, title, or position and address of the person(s) authorized to accept service of citation for the organization. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.)
  10. Anchor: #CRRYKPOG
  11. ITEM II-A. If ownership is a partnership, TxDOT should try to obtain a partnership agreement to determine if a specific partner can receive service. Name and addresses, if known or can be determined, should be listed. If the partnership agreement cannot be obtained, or is silent whether a specific partner can receive service, the names and addresses should be listed for all general partners (if a limited partnership, for registered agent for service or general partners), if known or can be determined.
  12. Anchor: #LHDWBNGU
  13. ITEM II-B. Adverse Claimant (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)
      Anchor: #LSDBYDYS
    • Include full name and address whether the claim appears valid or not. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.) If a claim is made, then the individual/entity must be joined.
  14. Anchor: #VXXJCXXD
  15. ITEM II-C. Lienholder (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)
      Anchor: #UUWPQCOA
    • The name and address of each easement holder are to be stated. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.) If the easement is for a public utility or common carrier and will be handled through a utility adjustment, the easement holder will normally not be joined, but will be noted in Section III of the form ROW-E-49 Request for ED Proceedings.
  16. Anchor: #UUQNPASY
  17. ITEM II-D. Easement Holder (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)
  18. Anchor: #JSLLPEFB
  19. ITEM II-E. Lessees and tenants (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)
      Anchor: #LKTYXWDN
    • List owner's names and address separately. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.) Advise ROW Program Office if there is or is not production in the area or if any improvements were placed on the property.
  20. Anchor: #IXUOHWBO
  21. ITEM II-F. Minerals, mineral leases, etc. (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)
      Anchor: #FXGEUPHQ
    • List owner's names and address separately. (Address cannot be a P.O. Box.) Advise ROW Program Office if there is or is not production in the area or if any improvements were placed on the property.

Section III. Holders of property interests NOT to be joined

(Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

Examples of Property Interests not to be Joined:

Section IV. Taxing Agencies (Whole taking only) (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

    Anchor: #DNDCKGAD
  • Include name, title or position and address.
  • Anchor: #OVJXOTQW
  • On partial take, if remainder is insufficient to cover the taxing agency fully for liens, they should be notified of ED proceedings.

Section V. Special Clauses necessary for attachment to property description. (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

Section VII. Appraisals

Section VIII. Environmental Concerns

Fill in the appropriate blank. If yes, situations which potentially affect the value of the parcel must be fully explained.

Section IX. Attached Documents (2 copies of each document, except appraisal) (Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

    Anchor: #JGVABVRV
  • Include leases, partnerships, agreements or any documents filed of record relative to the property showing why or why not a party should be joined.

Section X. Remarks

(Refer to Chapter 3, Instructions for Completing ROW-E-49.)

Previous page  Next page   Title page