This group of Engineering Services is responsible for the acquisition of properties and property rights necessary to construct, operate, and maintain County projects. Staff provides ownership and title information, appraisal and appraisal review, acquisition, relocation assistance and condemnation services to Public Works, other County departments and other local agencies (through interlocal agreements). The group also provides contract consultants where necessary and manages the contracts to complete projects.
In the course of the work, the group interfaces with citizens, attorneys, municipalities, utility providers, contractors, developers, lending institutions and permitting agencies. As an adjunct to projects, the group also has been responsible for selling/auctioning, relocating and demolishing surplus structures that have been acquired along with the property needed for a project.
The Right-of-Way group works closely with design, surveying, environmental, and geotechnical groups. The members of this group are responsible for property owner concerns throughout the development of the project, and relocating any displaced property owners.
The Before We Build pamphlet provides details of the right-of-way acquisition process.
Contact Right-of-Way Acquisition Staff:
Call: (425) 388-6678
Visit: (Hours: 8-5)
5th floor, Robert J. Drewel Building
3000 Rockefeller Ave., M/S 607
Everett, WA 98201
Email Right-of-Way Acquisition Staff