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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 540. Conveyance of Land and Disposal of Improvements

24VAC30-540-30. Land assembled with adjacent properties.

A. Certain surplus land is unsuitable for independent development and therefore is only usable for assemblage with adjacent property.

B. Whenever VDOT conveys land or an interest in land to owners of record of adjoining land, one of the following actions is required to verify and confirm adjacent ownership:




Owners of record must furnish the Right of Way and Utilities Division with an affidavit signed by one or more of the owners. This affidavit must certify the exact manner and names in which title to adjoining land stands in the local courthouse records.


Certification of title from the adjacent landowner's attorney may be required by the Chief Engineer or Director of Right of Way and Utilities if: substantial road frontage is involved and liens or deeds of trust exist on the adjacent property.

Upon satisfying the above, the Commissioner of Highways will execute the deeds in accordance with §§ 33.2-907, 33.2-913, and 33.2-1010 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 23, eff. June 29, 2001; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011; Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014.

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