Real Property Management includes the acquisition of properties for County projects, managing and selling surplus and tax-foreclosed properties, and administration of County leases.
Douglas County purchases real property for road improvement activities (generally rights-of-way) and other projects. Occasionally surplus property is sold either at a public auction or by direct sales to other public agencies.
The Land Department administers approximately 20 leases for the County. Leases include office space within the County Courthouse to other agencies as well as leases on behalf of offices such as the Glendale, Drain, and Canyonville Justice Courts.
Miscellaneous functions conducted by the Land Department related to property ownership include property maintenance and appraisals.