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Excess Land FAQs

Excess land is state-owned real property that is declared surplus because the purpose of its acquisition has been completed and the property is no longer needed by the Department of Transportation.

You should contact the coordinator responsible for the region in which the property is located. He or she will walk you through the necessary steps to proceed and provide you with the application and a copy of the State law pertaining to excess land.

It is the goal of the Excess Land Office to have a fully executed deed mailed to the requestor within nine months of the committee’s recommendation.

This is a report, prepared and reviewed by certified licensed staff or fee appraisers, that assigns a dollar value to the property. The determined dollar value is also referred to as the fair market value (FMV).

An environmental document is a report that evaluates the social and environmental effects of the prospective disposal of surplus property. According to federal law, any action in which federal funds were involved requires an environmental evaluation and approval of the action.

The Excess Land Committee is scheduled to meet on every odd numbered month.