Local Public Agency

Local Public Agency

About ADOT's Local Public Agency Section

Welcome to ADOT's Local Public Agency (LPA) Section where we serve to support the Federal-Aid Highway Program (FAHP) in Arizona.

The purpose of the ADOT LPA Section is to provide guidance, assistance with project delivery and oversight to local public agencies such as counties, towns, cities and tribal governments within our state. The ADOT LPA Section will assist the project sponsor and project managers with delivery of federal funded local government projects, and will provide oversight and monitoring of federal funded local projects.  We link local government project planning with project development.


  • Transportation Alternative Program (TA)
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Off System Bridge Program
  • Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) Exchange

There are three acceptable administration options in which LPA projects may qualify for federal funding:

  • ADOT Administered Project (AA)
  • Self-Administered Project (SA)
  • Certification Acceptance (CA)

Administration Decision Diagram

When deciding whether or not to apply for Certification Acceptance or Self-Administration status, LPAs should consult the Administration Decision Diagram to review the benefits and requirements for each type of project administration, or the LPA manual page 1-14.

Project initiation is the process through which ADOT can request federal-aid funding through our ADOT LPA section for an ADOT Administered (AA), Certification Acceptance (CA) or Self-Administration (SA) project.

Access information regarding Oversight and Monitoring, compliance links and details on supporting LPA sections.


ADOT's Supporting Sections (BECO, ROW, EP, ECS, etc.) are here to serve you! To ensure project success and compliance, take time to familiarize yourself with these valuable resources. Each ADOT section's webpage provides important information regarding federal and state laws and regulations, guidelines, and agreements that affect LPA projects. Visit the links below to discover how your project may be impacted.

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Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO)

The Business Engagement and Compliance Office (BECO) is responsible for ensuring that ADOT, its subrecipients, contractors and consultants achieve full compliance with all applicable federal regulations related to disadvantaged and small business inclusion, equal and fair employment opportunity in contracting and on-the-job training for women and minorities in the construction trades.

Right of Way (ROW)

The Right of Way (ROW) Group is the real estate organization for ADOT. The group's primary functions include development of State Transportation Board resolutions, right of way plans, appraisals, property acquisition, condemnation, residential and business relocation, and property management.

Environmental Planning

The mission of Environmental Planning is to establish and promote environmental standards for ADOT and its customers through partnerships, education and continuous improvement.

Engineering Consultants Section

On behalf of the Arizona Department of Transportation, ADOT Engineering Consultants Section (ECS) reviews and approves an LPA’s professional architectural and/or engineering (A/E) procurement process to ensure that A/E services are procured on the basis of the firms’ demonstrated competence and qualifications for the type of professional A/E services required and at fair and reasonable prices.

Civil Rights

ADOT Civil Rights Office (CRO) works to ensure the agency's compliance with federal and state laws governing affirmative action, accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act, equal opportunity in employment, business participation and services to the public.

Utility and Railroad

ADOT Utility and Railroad - The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is charged with the responsibility of constructing and maintaining Arizona’s highways. All utility installations above or below ground are regulated by ADOT through the establishment and enforcement of specific guidelines.


ADOT Procurement -You must register your company with ProcureAZ to do business with the state of Arizona. Only registered vendors are assured of receiving notifications of Requests for Proposals and Invitations for Bid.


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