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Unauthorized Signs on Right-of-Way

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.

Right of Way Manual​​​​​​

Right-of-Way Services Manual

The purpose of this manual is to serve as a reference guide to the organization, operation, policies and procedures for the Office of Right-of-Way.

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ITS Locates Program

This program locates and identifies any state-owned ATMS infrastructure that could be endangered by construction or maintenance projects on state-owned roads. This includes high count fiber optic cabling, power services, and underground enclosures known as pull boxes and ECB’s (electrical communication box). The infrastructure allows the Traffic Management Center to connect to surveillance, and monitoring equipment, as well as traffic signals and city and county Transportation Control Centers.

Right-of-Way Form




Application Schedule


Prequalified Consultant List


NOTE: Firms or individuals determined to be qualified for these services will now be prequalified for a period of three (3) years and may be contacted periodically to propose for work on Department projects for which they are prequalified. As these services are needed, GDOT will solicit for this work and only qualified contractors may submit bids for services in approved areas. It is the responsibility of the firm or individual to keep prequalification status current. Firms or individuals who allow their prequalification to expire will be removed from the prequalification listing(s). Firms or individuals must re-apply by following the instructions and guidelines above at least sixty (60) days prior to expiration or by the application submission deadline the quarter before expiration. GDOT does not send out notifications of prequalification expiration or alerts when information is removed from the listing(s).



Right of Way Brochure

If Your Property is Needed for a Transportation Facility

This brochure explains why your property may be needed, what your rights are as a property owner and provides answers to frequently asked questions..

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Setting a Schedule

Timeline Starts at ROW Authorization and Ends at Let Date

(If true Relocations are equal to or exceed 5% of project total parcel count, add 3 months for Relocations)
~Consequential Displace Are excluded~

9 Months
12 Months 18 Months 24 Months 30 Months
15 Months
(If two or more relocations)
21 Months
(Relocation Count ≥5%)
27 Months
(Relocation Count ≥5% )
33 Months
(Relocation Count ≥5%)
  • Simple
  • Rural/Bridge Project
  • No improvements
  • No Consequential Damages
  • No Govt. Owned Parcels


SPECIAL NOTE: Plan revisions submitted after authorization have the potential to negatively impact schedule up to six additional months.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ CONTACTS

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
(404) 347-0220