APPRAISAL UNIT                                                

The Appraisal Unit is administered by the Right of Way Appraisal Coordinator who is located in Boise's Headquarters Right of Way Office, and is a Licensed Certified General Appraiser. This unit also includes a Right of Way appraiser.

The Appraisal Coordinator is responsible for inspecting and determining the complexity of highway projects and assigning the appraisals to staff or soliciting fee appraisers. The Appraisal Coordinator recruits and maintains a list of qualified fee appraisers, contracts with and assists them through the appraisal process.

The Appraisal Unit also includes a Certified General Licensed appraiser, who is responsible for providing appraisals which meet acceptable appraisal standards, (State, Federal Highway Administration, and the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice - USPAP standards) and which reflect fair market value to be used in the purchase or acquisition of real property by the Negotiations Unit.

On those properties acquired through condemnation, staff or hired fee appraisers may be required to testify in the court case which determines the compensation to be paid to the property owner.

For further information about this Unit, please call or email Cindy Smith:

1-208-334-8517 or