Dallas County Public Works

Introduction

Administration Building . 411 Elm Street, 4th Floor . Dallas, Texas 75202

Welcome to the Property Division of the Dallas County Public Works Department. The Property Division is one of four main divisions that make up the Dallas County Public Works Department. The Property Division is responsible for real estate acquisition and/or conveyance functions that involve the purchase of private property for a Dallas County Government need or the conveyance/exchange of county owned land/title interests to private owners, other government entities or third party owners. Under this responsibility the primary function of the Property Division is to acquire land for right of way purposes on County thoroughfare transportation improvement projects.

All real estate transactions are processed by the Property Division in strict compliance with the Dallas County Real Estate Policy (the Policy) and the various State regulations that must be followed including federal laws/regulations which govern on federally funded projects. The Property Division administers the Policy in a consistent and fair means within these rights of all persons under Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and 1968 (Title VIII), (P.L. 90-284).

An additional responsibility of the Property Division is to manage and coordinate the disposition of tax foreclosed properties struck off to Dallas County at the Sheriff's Sale. Tax Foreclosed Properties For Sale by Dallas County are posted and resold in compliance with the Dallas County Tax Foreclosure Resale Policy and V.T.C.A. Tax Code, Section 34.05. For general information about tax resales, please check our FAQ page. For additional information regarding tax resales, please contact Pam Easterling.

The Property Division is headed by the Assistant Director of Public Works, Selas Camarillo, who can be reached at 214-653-6400. The support staff is comprised of thirteen employees and is divided into three sections: Property Acquisition, Property Appraisal and Property Management.

For information on "Landowners Bill of Rights" please click the website linked below:

ttp://www.oag.state.tx.us/agency/landowners.shtml