Office of Real Estate (ORE)

The Office of Real Estate (ORE) acquires real property for the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) highway program and provides real estate services that support the transportation program. This office is responsible for:

  • Acquisition of real estate
  • Relocation assistance services to displaced persons
  • Property management, including the rental and sale of surplus real estate

In addition, this office provides real estate support services to other MDOT business units, State agencies and local public agencies. These services include the acquisition and management of real estate; appraisal and appraisal review; and relocation assistance.

ORE includes the divisio​ns below. For more information about a division, follow the link in the division name.

Appraisal Division

Appraisal Review Division

Program Coordination Division

Property Asset Management Division

Property Review and Compliance Division

Records and Research Division

Special Acquisition Division

  • ​Junkyard regulations
  • Advertising and signage​

District Right-of-Way Offices​

Documents and Forms

Office of Real Estate Operational Guidelines​​ (PDF, 3MB)

Sign Tag Permit Application (PDF, 155kb)​

Contact the Office of Real Estate at 1-888-204-4245