Section 5: Commission Authorization of County Condemnation ProceedingsAnchor: #i1000972
Authority for counties to acquire highway ROW by purchase or condemnation is contained in Transportation Code, §224.003. To prevent the undue burden of TxDOT obtaining a separate minute order for each section of highway, with attached volumes of property descriptions, a policy and procedure was established by the Commission as set forth in Minute Order No. 42204. When a county requests formal verification of the State’s request for the acquisition of certain ROW, it will be furnished a certified copy of Minute Order No. 42204, accompanied by a certification by the District Engineer or designee in accordance with Minute Order No. 42204. Certified copies of this minute order may be obtained from the District. This procedure meets the requirements of Transportation Code, §224.003.