The process to place a bid is as follows:

  1. Submit the necessary information via web form found at the bottom of this page

  2. Buyer signs offer to purchase and contract and NC DOT Addendum

  3. Initial submission to NC DOT

  4. If accepted, from this point there is a waiting period for other offers to be received.The first offer submitted on any property will be held for 10 Days to see if any other offers come in. If another offer comes in all offering parties will be notified that there are multiple offers. You will have until the end of this 10 day period, from date of initial offer being submitted, to adjust your offering price.

  5. Past the waiting period there is initial acceptance or counter of the highest bid. The highest bidder will submit their Earnest money check for 10% of the purchase price or $200, whichever is greater, to be made to ERA Dream Living Realty. Please note, if the NCDOT is not able to approve and complete the sale your earnest money will be returned to you.**Please do not submit any funds until requested by The Dawson Group office**

  6. From this point, the property will be submitted for final approval which in some cases can take 60-90 days

  7. Once we have final approval the attorney generals office will take over and get the deed recorded for the property owner, this can take up to 30 days depending on when we have final approval.


Please note, We represent the NCDOT and not the purchaser in this transaction. We are happy to work with you to facilitate the sale.

The Department retains the right to decline, reject or set aside any and all offers prior to approval by the Board of Transportation and/or the Council of State

Submit an offer below

The Dawson Group 

1 Glenwood Ave.  5th floor

Raleigh, NC 27603