Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I am interested in an MDOT-owned property that is not currently featured on the website?

 

You may contact our office to inquire about any MDOT-owned property not on our website. Our staff will research the property and determine if it is a candidate for clearance. If so, the property will be put through the clearance process and determined whether it is a candidate for sale. Please see our contacts page for contact information and our resource page for a more detailed explanation of the disposition process.​

How do I search for properties with specific attributes?

 

The best way to search for properties with specific attributes is on the Search Pro​perties​ page. Use the filters on the top of the page to set a minimum or maximum acreage for the property; one or multiple counties; and one or more zoning classes.

Use the List/Map button at the top right of the page to toggle between viewing your search results as a list or on a map. Click an icon on the map or a property name in the list to view detailed information about the property.

What state properties are considered owned by MDOT?

 

MDOT consists of several transportation business units, including Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Maryland Port Administration (MPA), State Highway Administration (SHA), Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), and Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA). Any property owned by these units is considered to be an MDOT-owned property. MDOT-owned properties are the only properties we feature on this website.​

How are MDOT-owned properties sold?

 

Once a property has been cleared, an offer is made to the former owner or heirs to purchase the property for the appraised, fair market value. In some cases a negotiated sale is possible. If the former owner is not interested or cannot be located within a specific time frame, a public auction is conducted. Properties that are scheduled for auction are featured on the Auction List page. All sales of MDOT-owned properties are governed by the law, namely, 8-309. Please contact our office if you would like more information.​

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