The Real Property Department provides professional advice and services to all County departments and the School Board in the acquisition, sale and lease of all real property used by the County.
The department is responsible for the acquisition of lands and easements for new County roads, for the widening and improvement of existing roads and for utility and drainage projects throughout the County and works with other County departments to acquire sites for schools, libraries, fire stations, parks and offices.
Real Property Department members are involved in feasibility studies for locations for new facilities to provide services to the citizens of Henrico County. Members also provide consultation and advice to the public regarding the disposition of County interests in real estate, including the vacation or abandonment of roads, alleys and easements and the sale of surplus real property.
See also the Real Estate Assessment Division of the Finance Department. The Real Property Department is often confused with the Real Estate Assessment Division, responsible for the assessment of real estate for tax purposes.