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Specialty Agent Designation

IDOT must be assured all realty specialists employed by vendors know and conform to the policies and procedures for implementation of the Federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (Uniform Act); 49 CFR 24 Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federally-Assisted Programs; state statutes, and federal and Illinois case law.

Approved Specialty Agent List

IDOT's current Appraisers (all types), Negotiators, and Relocation Agents must have the necessary background, experience, and ability to demonstrate good judgment in the area of acquisition and relocation. All realty specialists must be on the Approved Specialty Agent Lists. The department maintains the following Approved Specialty Agent Lists, which are updated at the first of every month:

Apply to Become an Approved Specialty Agent

To be considered to be on the Approved Specialty Agent Lists, candidates must submit an application to the department.

Understand Requirements

The education and experience required to be on one of the fee specialist list is outlined in Section 1.6 of the Land Acquisition Policies and Procedures Manual.

Submit an Application

Complete the Application for Assignment as Land Acquisition Fee Agent(s) (LA 161) and submit a signed original copy to:

Illinois Department of Transportation
Central Bureau of Land Acquisition
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Room 210
Springfield, Illinois 62764

Decision Notification

The applicant will receive an approval or denial letter (with reason for denial) after the application is reviewed. A specialist must be on an approved list prior to working as a specialty agent for IDOT. Please allow six weeks for delivery of the approval or denial letter.

Need Help?

Christy Davis
(217) 782-6243
Program Management Section Chief
Bureau of Land Acquisition