- Vision, Mission and Guiding Principles
- The Acquisition Process
- The Condemnation Process
- What is Eminent Domain?
WELCOME to the Right-of-Way Acquisition Section of Collier County's Transportation Engineering Division. We acquire the land and/or easements (right-of-way) that are necessary for Collier County to construct roadway, sidewalk and drainage facilities.
The population boom in Collier County over the last 20 years has fueled a corresponding need for new and expanded roadways. Before construction can begin, however, the right-of-way must be acquired.
Under the Constitution of the State of Florida, property may not be taken for public purposes without the payment of full compensation to its lawful owner. The acquisition of right-of-way is all about compensating property owners (or making them "whole") for losses sustained as a result of the government's acquisition of their property.
If you are searching for information about right-of-way permits (for driveway construction or for permission to perform any other type of work in the public right-of-way), please visit Right-of-Way Permitting.
If you are searching for general information about County-owned real estate (but not about transportation right-of-way), visit Real Estate Services. The Real Estate Services Section purchases land for parks and recreation, for sewer and water related projects, and for the Conservation Collier program. They also manage the sale of County-owned lands in the Golden Gate Estates, and handle all long and short term leasing activities on behalf of the County.
Another site you may want to visit is the Collier County Property Appraiser. You can search for property information by owner name, street address or tax ID (folio) number. You can also view aerial photographs of the entire county, and zoom in on any property you are trying to locate.