Real Estate Department
Real Estate Administrator
The Real Estate Department acquires the right-of-way needed for the construction of county road and bridge improvement projects, as well as manages legislative affairs involving the board of county commissioners. They oversee the appraisal and purchase of land; mediate disputes; prepare and present legislation to the county commissioners for the approval of consulting engineer and construction contracts, and real estate acquisitions; prepare newspaper advertisements soliciting bids for engineering and construction services; and schedule plan submittals, right-of-way hearings, final construction hearings, and bid openings.
For more information, please contact John Maynard, Real Estate Administrator.
Land Acquisition Policy
The County Engineer’s Office is responsible for the maintenance and construction needs of 260 miles of county roadway and 359 bridges. In performing these duties it is often necessary to purchase additional right-of-way for the building of wider pavement widths that meet increasing traffic and safety demands, and to replace deficient bridges.
If you own property or occupy a dwelling near a proposed road or bridge improvement, you should familiarize yourself with the working procedures of the County Engineer’s Office, and how you may be affected by the construction work.
This policy statement explains what your rights are as a property owner, and provides answers to some of the questions you may have about the land acquisition process.