Approved ROW List


This individual is responsible for developing and communicating an opinion about the quality of another appraiser's work that was performed as part of an appraisal or appraisal review assignment. Also responsible for recommending acceptance or rejection of appraisals as the basis for establishing Just Compensation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be previously approved on the Appraisal list above.
  • 3 additional years of eminent domain appraisal experience.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to real estate acquisitions for public works projects, including - Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 468-100, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 8.26, and the Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR Part 24 relating to acquisition and condemnation of real property and property rights.
  • Knowledge and intent of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended.
  • Working knowledge of the connectivity of all real estate disciplines -project management, title, appraisal, appraisal review, acquisition, relocation, relocation review, and property management.
  • Ability to read and understand ROW plans and legal descriptions.
  • Ability to communicate, in a professional manner, with property owners, their representatives, other real estate professionals, and/or members of other professions involved in the delivery of government projects.
  • Ability to recognize when pertinent facts are incorrect, missing, or require supplementation or verification.
  • Ability to utilize internet and local data centers, such as county clerk offices, to research basic property ownership information.
  • Ability to organize and maintain records/files/research data.
  • Ability to operate office equipment and motor vehicles.
  • Ability to perform complex word processing, data entry, prepare spreadsheets, and operate various computer software.
  • Ability to understand instructions, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and assess risk regarding complex issues.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow directions and assignments given by senior staff members.
  • Skilled at problem solving.
  • Ability to sit or stand and operate computers for long periods of time.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the state, with overnight stays.
  • Ability to inspect buildings and lands, which may require traversing rough terrain.



  • Successfully completed at least one appraisal review course, preferably that covers eminent domain appraisal issues.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • All knowledge, skills and abilities listed above for Appraiser but with an expert understanding.
  • Expert understanding of Chapter 5 of the Right of Way Manual.
  • Ability to evaluate and determine whether remainders qualify as uneconomic remnants.
  • Expert understanding of what value impacts are legally compensable or not.
  • Comprehensive review of appraisal services.
  • Review and approve or reject appraisal reports.
  • Exercise authority and independent judgment in review.
  • Request correction of appraisal reports submitted by appraisers.
  • Provide advice and instruction to personnel on technical, legal and/or procedural matters relating to appraisal issues.
  • Ability to train/mentor/coach other appraisers.

Discipline Package

Discipline packages are submitted electronically.
Once you pass the test, you will be assigned a ROW ID number.
NOTE: You cannot complete the below package information without a ROW ID number.

  • Resume
  • Copy of required license(s)
  • Copy of certificates of completion for required training(s)