1515 East University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70501

Phone: 337-291-8500


Right of Way Division

Division Overview Right of Way

This section is responsible for acquiring necessary rights of way/servitudes for drainage, roads, channel/coulee and sidewalk projects. 

  • Work on Capital Improvements and Operations projects:
    • Identify all legal property owners along any given project
    • Provide research showing how each property ownership was obtained
    • Acquire appraisals for individual properties within projects
    • Contact all legal property owners along the project to inquire potential verbal agreements prior to acquisitions (as needed) 
  • Relocation Assistance including:
    • Finding replacement housing
    • Moving, utility and financial assistance while abiding by State laws
  • Attend public information meetings regarding projects, prepare aerial maps, provide estimated property values
  • The Right of Way Section also provides assistance to the following agencies:
    • Federal and State Transportation Departments
    • Department of Natural Resources
    • Corps of Engineers
    • National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
    • US Coast Guard
    • Federal and State Wildlife and Fisheries
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • All LCG Departments except LUS