The Office of Real Estate's mission is to acquire real estate and provide real estate services for the State Highway Administration and other Maryland Department of Transportation (and State) projects in a timely, effective and customer-oriented manner.
The Director's Office is responsible for the implementation of SHA wide policies within ORE and for the formulation and implementation of ORE wide policies and procedures.
This division is responsible for the review of all appraisals used in the acquisitions of real estate and for the setting of the just compensation to be offered to the property owners.
This division is responsible for the review of all real estate acquisitions to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. It also presents cases to the State Roads Commission for approval to start condemnation proceedings when negotiations fail.
This division is responsible for the administrative support functions for ORE. The division is composed of five sections:
This section maintains and researches an inventory of all MDOT real estate holdings. It coordinates the inventory activities with the other modal administrations and MDOT Headquarters.
This section is responsible for the disposal of excess SHA real estate.
This section is responsible for the maintenance and storage of all records pertaining to the acquisition of real estate for SHA. It is also responsible for the research of SHA's claim to existing right-of-way.
These Offices are parallel to and under the administrative control of the District Engineer's Offices. These Offices are responsible for the field activities associated with the acquisition of right-of-way for the Capital Program and the district operations. These activities include providing cost estimates, appraisals, relocation assistance and the acquisition of real estate. The District Offices are also responsible for the rental of surplus SHA real estate within the district's boundaries.
This section is responsible for the transfer of road segments from SHA to various local agencies.
This division is responsible for real estate acquisitions from utilities and other public agencies and for special programs such as enhancements and wetland mitigation. It also takes on other acquisition projects in support of the District Offices as assigned by the Director. The coordination of the Outdoor Advertising Program is also assigned to this division.
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707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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