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Property Management and Utility Coordination Division Overview

Property Management and Utility Coordination Division Overview

Welcome to the Property Management and Utility Coordination Division (“Property Management Division”) of the Dallas County Public Works Department. The Property Management Division is one of four main divisions that make up the Dallas County Public Works Department. The Property Management Division is headed by the Assistant Services Director of Public Works, Selas Camarillo, P.E., who can be reached at 214-653-7151. The support staff is comprised of seventeen employees and is divided into four service sections: Property Management, Property Appraisal, Property Acquisition and Utility Coordination.

An additional responsibility of the Property Management 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 (Chapter 62 of the Code) and V.T.C.A. Tax Code, Section 34.05. For general information about tax re-sales, please check our FAQ page and for additional information, please contact Pam Easterling.


The Appraisal Division performs all duties associated with appraising Right-of-Way and other real estate conveyance transactions in compliance with state statutes and standards and principles of appraising. The Appraisal Division provides services across all property types including raw land, office, retail, industrial, and residential. These services include 1) preparing appraisals for Bond, CMAQ, MCIP Programs, Tax Foreclosed properties, County-Owned surplus properties, and County’s Trail and Preserve Program; 2) Market Analysis, Economic Trends Analysis, and Highest and Best Use Analysis; 3) Project Estimates for proposed MCIP projects; and 4) provide appraisals to assist other departments in their decisions to sell, exchange, or purchase real estate.


The Property Management 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 Management Division is to acquire land for right-of-way purposes on County thoroughfare transportation improvement projects.


The Property Management Division supports the Public Works Project Managers in the areas of construction plan reviews to identify potential utility conflicts which impacts MCIP projects; data research, documentation and mapping utility relocations with the proposed design features of the roadway plans; provide onsite inspections during the construction phase to ensure the utility companies’ adherence to the approved plans for new installations and proper relocation of existing utilities including water, gas, sewer, electricity, cable, telephone and data transmission lines.

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

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