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The Statewide Right-of-Way office is responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of right-of-way policy and procedures, and the primary contact for statewide right-of-way issues involving transportation. A regional chief right-of-way agent supervises each regional office. The regional offices are responsible for the acquisition and management of real estate for Alaska's transportation systems. Regional offices can be contacted here.


Policies and Procedures

Alaska Statutes


Federal Regulations

  • Uniform Act PL 91-646 1970 including amendmentslink exits this website
    The Uniform Act ensures the fair and equitable treatment of persons whose real estate property is acquired or who are displaced as a result of a federal or federally assisted project. Government-wide regulations provide procedural and other requirements (appraisals, payment of fair market value, notice to owners, etc.) in the acquisition of real property and provide for relocation payments and advisory assistance in the relocation of people or businesses.

  • CFR 23 Part 710 FHWA Regulationslink exits this website
    The primary purpose of the requirements in this part is to ensure the prudent use of federal funds under Title 23 of the United States Code in the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property. In addition, other related provisions that apply are found at 49 CFR Part 24.

  • CFR 49 Part 24 Uniform Act Regulationslink exits this website
    The purpose of this part is to promulgate rules to implement the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (42 USC 4601 et seq.)


  • FHWA Office of Real Estate Serviceslink exits this website
    The information on these real estate pages is a resource on FHWA programs and activities for property owners and occupants, transportation improvement program professionals, and highway right-of-way and other public acquisition program officials.

  • International Right-of-Way Association (IRWA)link exits this website
    Since its inception as a not-for-profit association in 1934, the IRWA has united the efforts of its members toward individual development, improved service to employers the public, and advancement in knowledge related to the professional tasks of its members.