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Real Estate Services

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Department of Transportation

Real Estate Services

The Real Estate Services Section of MDOT’s Development Services Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining statewide MDOT real estate standards, policies and procedures, and training. The section manages real estate activities for condemnation litigation, railroads, excess property, technical work, and program management.

The Real Estate Services Section also oversees the Local Agency Real Estate and Real Estate Quality Assurance Programs and provides support and technical expertise to MDOT region offices in the areas of appraisal valuation, acquisition of right-of-way, relocation assistance, and demolition of improvements.

Teresa Vanis, Real Estate Section Manager

Online Auction Sale

MDOT has expanded the way it sells excess real estate to include online auctions. Through, MDOT posts properties from around the state that are no longer necessary for transportation purposes. To ensure access to MDOT's online real estate auctions, individuals will need to register at

Step-by-step instructions for registering and signing up for auction notifications are available. View the latest properties available at

Property Disposal

MDOT periodically licenses, leases or sells real estate it deems no longer needed for transportation purposes, through a sealed-bid sale, auction sale, or over-the-counter sale.

Property Request Form
Property Disposal Email Notifications

For more information, contact an MDOT region real estate agent.

Mail to:
Lori Crysler
Michigan Department of Transportation
425 W. Ottawa Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Right-of-Way Maps (ROW)

ROW Map Files
ROW Map Legend

Need additional ROW file information?
Contact or 517-599-6740.

This project is updated on a continuing basis. All sheets for all counties may not be available at this time.

Region Real Estate Agents

Any person interested in purchasing MDOT-owned property should contact the appropriate region real estate office listed below.


Bay Region
Andy Philp

Grand Region
John Sabin

Metro Region
Tom Jay

North Region

Judy Raymond

Southwest Region

Erik Kayser

Superior Region

Steve Douglas

University Region
Don Sare

MDOT RPI Region Map