Relocation AssistanceThe State of Iowa’s acquisition and relocation program is conducted in accordance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Public Law 91-646), as amended. Relocation resources are provided to all residential and business relocatees, without discrimination.
If you are required to move as a result of a highway construction project, whether an owner or a tenant, you are eligible for relocation assistance advisory services. You may be eligible for moving assistance, supplemental replacement housing payments and reimbursement for certain expenses incurred in purchasing replacement housing.
It is the intent of the State of Iowa to ensure that displaced individuals receive fair and equitable treatment and do not suffer disproportionately as a result of highway improvements designed for the public as a whole. Any person, family, business or farm displaced by a highway project shall be offered relocation assistance services for locating suitable replacement property.
Relocation payments and advisory assistance are offered in addition to the State’s purchase of your property.
Questions or problems concerning relocation assistance should be directed to:
Office of Right-of-Way
Relocation Assistance Section
Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln Way
Ames, Iowa 50010
Several brochures are available on the Iowa Department of Transportation's (Iowa DOT) Office of Right-of-Way Web site, click on a link below to view them.
- Highways and Your Land
- Relocation Assistance and Advisory Services
- You and the Property Management Section