The Georgia Department of Transportation must acquire land to improve its transportation system. The brochure listed below explains why your property may be needed, what your rights are as a property owner and provides answers to some of the questions that will come to mind if your property is needed for a transportation facility.
Unauthorized Signs on Right-of-Way Are Against the Law
Georgia DOT is cautioning political candidates and campaigns not to place signs on rights of way. Signs that are found on rights of way will be removed by Georgia DOT maintenance crews.
Georgia Code 32-6-51 states that "it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place or maintain within the right of way of any public road any sign, signal or other device except as authorized by subsection (d) of this Code section." Any person who violates the advertising restrictions of Georgia Code 32 "shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Code Section 32-6-91."
Please complete the following form if requesting to dispose of excess right-of-way. Surplus Property Application
Excess Parcels Online Map
For more information about state's right-of-way program please contact the following:
Georgia Department of Transportation
State Right-of-Way Administrator
600 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308