FAA Airports staff provide guidance and assistance to airport sponsors and consultants on FAA projects involving the acquisition and relocation of residences and businesses, oversee sponsor compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs, P.L. 91-646, and support Office of Civil Rights staff on DBE issues on compliance issues and surplus property program.
National Policy and Guidance
Sometimes airports must acquire land for development projects or noise compatibility programs. Airports that receive Federal financial assistance, such as AIP grants, must follow certain rules when acquiring this property and helping private property owners relocate.
- Airport Land Acquisition Under the Airport Improvement Program
- Lessons Learned: PDF, MS Word
- Land Acquisition for Public Airports: How and Why Your Local Government Acquires Real Property for Public Airports (MS Word)
- Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs (49 CFR Part 24)
- Interim Guidance Memorandum for Changes to the Uniform Relocation Act, effective October 1, 2014 (PDF) (added 10/1/2014)
Advisory Circulars (ACs)
- Series 150 AC Library
Related Information on Non-FAA Sites
- ARC: Acquisition, Relocation, Certification
An instructional application of real property acquisition and relocation assistance requirements for FAA-assisted airport projects
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) - Planning, Environment, and Realty
Lead Federal agency for the Uniform Act Regulations (49 CFR Part 24). The FHWA Office of Real Estate Services offers guidance materials, training opportunities, and assistance for the application of the Uniform Act on Federally assisted land acquisition programs.
- International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
The FAA Airports organization has an ongoing partnering agreement with IRWA to promote a learning environment for Airport land acquisition programs and staffs. The IRWA offers training courses and national conferences to provide state-of-the-art training and professional development opportunities to public real estate professionals.