Right of Way Division
James K. Polk Building, Suite 600
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
The Tennessee Department of Transportation Right-of-Way (TDOT ROW) Division is responsible for acquiring and managing all right-of-way needed for the construction and maintenance of highways in the State of Tennessee. The ROW Division provides relocation assistance for displaced families and businesses in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 when necessary for State highway construction. The Division also coordinates utility relocation and the disposition of State owned surplus real property.
A breakdown of the TDOT ROW Division Offices is provided below for your convenience. Please see the TDOT ROW Manual and Frequently Asked Questions Brochure for more information about our policies and procedures.
Appraisal Office is responsible for quality assurance in the process of estimating just compensation for property rights acquired for the construction of transportation facilities.
Acquisition Office is responsible for the acquisition of real property required for state transportation needs.
Relocation Office is responsible for the relocation and reestablishment of persons, businesses and farms displaced as a result of State or State-aid highway projects and the management of acquired improvements.
Utilities Office is responsible for the coordination of local utility and railroad relocation efforts for highway construction and issuance of utility encroachment permits.
Excess Land Office is responsible for the administration and disposal of right of way for non-highway purposes.
Consultants for Apraisal / Acquisition / Relocation / Utility provide consultant information related to contract services for the Right-of-Way offices.