Office of Right of Way

Office of Right of Way sections

Administration

Martin J. Sankey, director
marty.sankey@dot.iowa.gov

Tami Bailiff, secretary: 515-239-1216
Tami.Bailiff@dot.iowa.gov

The Office of Right of Way's design section is responsible for the design of the rights of way along interstate and primary highways in Iowa.

Supervisor
Dave Widick
515-239-1551
david.widick@dot.iowa.gov

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The appraisal section is responsible for appraising property the Iowa DOT plans to purchase for highway right of way.

Supervisor
Mike Jackson
515-233-7707
mike.jackson@dot.iowa.gov

Special site links

Notes:

To download the appraisal forms, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" (or "Save Link As" in Netscape) to save to your computer in a folder and remember this location (My Documents works well).

The file is a self-extracting ZIP file and needs to be unzipped.

Go to the folder you saved the file in using Windows Explorer and double-click the file. It will extract the forms in a subfolder called "Appraisal_Forms". The forms are in Word format.

If you have questions regarding this process, call 515-239-1258.
The acquisition unit is responsible for negotiating the purchase of the land needed for right of way along interstate and primary highways in Iowa.

The relocation unit is responsible for coordinating the relocation of property owners and their personal property from land purchased for right of way along interstate and primary highways in Iowa.

Supervisor
Doug Bates
515-239-1278
douglas.bates@dot.iowa.gov

Special site links

Notes:

To download the appraisal forms, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As" (or "Save Link As" in Netscape) to save to your computer in a folder and remember this location (My Documents works well).

The file is a self-extracting ZIP file and needs to be unzipped.

Go to the folder you saved the file in using Windows Explorer and double-click the file. It will extract the forms in a subfolder called "Appraisal_Forms". The forms are in Word format.

If you have questions about the process, call 515-239-1258.
The title and closing unit of the fiscal and title section is responsible for coordinating the transfer, preparing the proper documents and sending payment for property purchased for right of way along interstate and primary highways in Iowa.

Supervisor
Dave Widick
515-239-1551
david.widick@dot.iowa.gov

Special site links

The condemnation unit of the fiscal and title section is responsible for coordinating hearings and preparing the proper documents for the property acquired under eminent domain along interstate and primary highways in Iowa.

Supervisor
Dave Widick
515-239-1551
david.widick@dot.iowa.gov
Coordinator
Dave Younie
515-239-1213
david.younie@dot.iowa.gov
The property management section is responsible for sales of state-owned items, leasing of state-owned real estate, assistance provided to local governments (local public agencies), and land management records.

Supervisor
Mike Jackson
515-233-7707
mike.jackson@dot.iowa.gov

Special site links