Appraisal Review Certification
Original Supplemental Complex Non-Complex
Is the Remainder Property an Uneconomic Remnant? Yes
The attached appraisal report submitted by has been reviewed by the undersigned. In accordance with 49 CFR 24.104, the attached appraisal meets one of the following categories:
Not Accepted – Provide reasoning for non-acceptance.
Accepted - Meets all requirements, but is not selected
Recommended - Meets all requirements and is selected as basis for acquisition purposes
The conclusions of value for the subject property as of , are as follows:
Fair Market Value of Whole Property $
Fair Market Value of Property Taken (including improvements) as
a Part of the Whole $
Fair Market Value of Remainder as Part of the Whole Property Before Taking $
Fair Market Value of Remainder After the Taking as will be affected by
the Contemplated Improvement $
Damage to Remainder $
Compensation for Permanent Easement(s) $
Compensation for Temporary Easement(s) $
Excess Land to be Acquired $
Total Compensation $
Review Appraiser Date
Type of License License Number Expiration Date
Regional Engineer Date
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Appraisal Review Certification
The undersigned hereby certifies:
1. That on , I visually inspected the property and comparable sales selected, analyzed and
described in the attached appraisal. I am/ I am not aware of any additional sales data or additional information
that may impact the value of the subject property.
2. That I have no direct or indirect present or contemplated future personal interest in the property described therein or in
any benefit from the acquisition, and I have no personal interest or bias with respect to the parties involved.
3. That the facts and data reported by the review appraiser and used in the review process are based on that information
provided by the author of the attached appraisal report and any specialty reports, and that this information is
considered true and correct. No one has provided significant professional assistance to the person signing this review
4. That the analyses, opinions, and conclusions in this review report are limited only by the assumptions and limiting
conditions stated in this review report, and are my personal, unbiased professional analyses, opinions and
conclusions. I have no bias with respect to the property that is the subject of this review or the parties involved.
5. That my determination has been reached independently based on the appraisal without any collusion or direction, and
my compensation is not contingent on an action or event resulting from the analyses, opinions, or conclusions in, or
the use of, this review report. This review report is based on the data and information provided in the actual appraisal
report and any specialty reports used therein.
6. That my analyses, opinions, and conclusions were developed and this review report has/ has not been prepared
in conformity with the Uniform Standards of professional Appraisal Practice and are based on the scope of work
7. That I have given consideration in this review to the value of the part taken, and damages and/or benefits to the
remainder, if any, to the extent allowed under Illinois statutes; and that as near as can be determined
noncompensable items of damage under Illinois law have not been included in appraisal.
8. In the event that I have completed my own independent research of the subject property and any additional
information and data or I have documented the attached appraisal, this will be so stated in the accompanying review
appraisal report. Otherwise, this review has been based on only the data and information provided by the appraiser of
record for this appraisal report.
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Appraisal Review Certification
APPRAISAL REVIEW REPORT; In accordance with 49 CFR 24.104 and USPAP Standards Rule 3, a review appraiser will prepare an appraisal review report to support the approved value selected for the use as the basis for acquisition
purposes. This report shall contain the following information, either in a simple format or a more complex format as required for the review assignment: 1) scope of work being reviewed and the scope of work of the review assignment; 2)
examination of the presentation and analysis of the appraisal report and the development of an opinion as to
completeness, adequacy, appropriateness of appraisal methods and techniques used; 3) identification of client , intended use and intended user(s); and 4, a signed certification (Page 2 of this Appraisal Review Certification).
Subject of the review assignment:
Date of the review:
Property interest appraised: Fee Simple Dedication/Perpetual Easement
Permanent Easement Temporary Easement
Other. If Other, explain (if for disposal of excess land and/or other
rights, please indicate fee simple, dedication/perpetual easement,
and/or release of access rights
Date of work under review:
Effective date of the opinion or conclusion of the work under review:
Appraiser(s) who completed work being reviewed:
Describe the scope of work performed in this appraisal review report as required in 49 CFR 24.104 and USPAP Scope of
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JURISDICTIONAL EXCEPTION CERTIFICATION
This report was/ was not developed and reported under the Jurisdictional Exception of the Uniform
Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and in compliance with the policies and procedures of
the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the intended user, and applicable federal and state laws. The
only part or parts of the USPAP that have been disregarded are those parts that are contrary to these laws,
policies and procedures.
Check the appropriate statements:
The part or parts of the USPAP, which have been disregarded, have been identified and retained in the
work file. The jurisdictional authority that justifies the Jurisdictional Exception(s) of the USPAP are the
appraisal requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of
1970, as amended, 49 CFR 24 and Chapter 2 of IDOT’s Land Acquisition Policies and Procedures Manual.
I have considered all three approaches to value and have utilized, at the minimum, the Sales Comparison
Approach in establishing my opinion of value. Given the intended use, and the needs of the user, the
report is no less reliable without the Cost Approach and Income Approach. I may have developed the
other approaches to use as a check and balance to the Sales Comparison Approach utilized herein and
they have been retained in my work file.
I have developed and reported all applicable approaches to value that, based on the intended use and the
needs of the intended user, provide reliability to the report.
The scope of work has been identified in the body of the report, in accordance with 49 CFR 24 and USPAP.
The intended use and the intended user(s) have been appropriately identified in the body of the report.
This is a Self Contained/ Summary/ Restricted Use Report. as defined by USPAP Standard Rule 2-2.
The conclusion of the fair market value of the part taken, net damage to the remainder , if any, and any
easements, if any, as of the day of __________, is $ _____________ is based upon
my independent review of the information presented herein and the exercise of my professional judgment.
State License/Certification Title
State License/Certification No.
Date of Expiration
Parcel No. Page Appraiser
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STANDARD THREE - APPRAISAL REVIEW Standards Standards Rule Rule not
Except for those Standards Rules marked with an “X,” I have done the
following in reviewing this appraisal:
3-1 In reviewing an appraisal, an appraiser must: 3-1(a) Identify the report under review, the real estate and real property interest
being appraised, the effective date of the opinion in the report under review,
and the date of the review.
3-1(b) Identify the extent of the review process to be conducted. 3-1(c) Form an opinion as to the completeness of the report under review in light of
the requirements in these standards. 3-1(d) Form an opinion as to the apparent adequacy and relevance of the data and
the propriety of any adjustments to the data.
3-1(e) Form an opinion as to appropriateness of the appraisal methods and
techniques used and developed the reasons for disagreement.
3-1(f) Form an opinion as to whether the analyses, opinions, and conclusions in
the report under review are appropriate and reasonable, and developed the
reasons for any disagreement.
3-2 In reporting the results of an appraisal review, an appraiser must: 3-2(a) Disclose the nature, extent, and detail of the review process. 3-2(b) Disclose the information that must be considered in Standard Rule 3-1(a)
3-2(c) Set forth the opinions, reasons, conclusions required in Standard Rule 3-
1(c), (d), (e) and (f). 3-2(d) Include all known pertinent information.
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STATE OF ILLINOIS
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF LAND ACQUISITION
APPRAISAL REVIEW CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS
These instructions are for the appraisal review certification template to be used for the
review of both non-complex and complex appraisal reports. The extent of review analysis is
dependent on the complexity of the appraisal problem. A review appraiser must understand
federal and state policies and procedures, as well as have good technical appraisal skills. It is
the responsibility of the review appraiser to see that all items affecting the value of the property
have been considered in the appraisal.
The review appraiser, whether staff or fee, is required to meet with the appraiser and
relocation agent assigned to a parcel involving relocation assistance, as well as the property
owner and any impacted tenant(s) that may have personal property on the property for the
purpose of establishing which items are realty and which items are personal property
(personalty). It is the review appraiser’s responsibility to make sure that both the list of realty items and of personalty items are included in the appraisal and only the realty items are
considered in the valuation of the parcel. See Section 2.02-10 for further clarification.
The review appraiser shall provide a written report and scope of work identifying the appraisal report(s) under review and providing an opinion on the credibility of the findings and
conclusions arrived at in the review process. Review appraiser shall be allowed to use
independent judgment in their value estimate. Any damages and/or benefits attributable to any
remainder property shall be identified in the review appraiser’s appraisal review certification
APPRAISAL REVIEW CERTIFICATION
The upper right hand corner will be filed in with the route designation, such as FAI 57,
FA 6, SBI 2, FAS 106, construction section number, Federal project number (if any), job number,
county and the parcel number(s). Check the appropriate box to designate that the review is an
original or supplemental review. Check the appropriate box to designate what type of appraisal
– complex or non-complex – is under review.
The certification shall name the appraiser whose appraisal report is under review. In
accordance with federal regulation 49 CFR Part 24.104, the review appraiser shall check the
appropriate box to designate that the appraisal report under review is either: 1) Not Accepted. 2)
Accepted (but not selected), or 3) Recommended. An appraisal report marked Recommended,
once approved by the Agency, shall be used as the basis for the offer to acquire the needed
right of way.
The effective date of the valuation of the property is entered next. This date shall be
either the effective date of the appraisal report or an effective date established by the review
appraiser should he/she establish their own opinion of value in his/her appraisal review
Enter the value of the whole property, value of the part taken, value of the remainder as
part of the whole before the taking, value of the remainder after the taking as will be affected by
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the contemplated improvements, damage to the remainder, compensation for permanent
easement(s), compensation for temporary easement(s), and the total compensation ass
applicable when the body of the report is complete. Any compensation for new dedication areas,
previous dedication areas and/or perpetual easement areas (for contaminated or potentially
contaminated areas) as well as any new right of way areas in fee simple title are to be entered
on the line entitled “Fair Market Value of Property Taken (including improvements as Part of the
Enter the date of the appraisal review certification, type of license (Certified Residential
or Certified General), license number, and expiration date. The Regional Engineer shall sign
and date for the final Agency approval.
Line 1 Enter the date(s) the review appraiser inspected the property. Indicate by checking the
appropriate box if the review appraiser was or was not aware and/or utilized additional
sales data and/or other information when approving and/or recommending value. Line 6 Check the appropriate box to indicate that the review certification and report has or has
not been prepared in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
Practice (USPAP) and the scope of work described herein.
APPRAISAL REVIEW REPORT
The following information, when completed, shall be presented as required in 49 CFR
Part 24.104 and USPAP.
Enter the parcel number, and name(s) of property owner(s), of the property being
Enter the date of the review appraisal (when certification and review report was
Check the appropriate box and/or boxes to indicate what type(s) of property interest(s)
is(are) being acquired. If check, “Other”, provide explanation in space provided.
Enter the effective date on which valuation is established. This may be the same
effective date as in the appraisal or a different effective date as established by the review
Enter the name of the appraiser whose report is under review.
This section is available for the review appraiser to set forth his/her scope of work as
determined by the review assignment. The space is expandable and can be as concise or
detailed as befits the complexity of the review assignment.
JURISDICITONAL EXCEPTION CERTIFICATION AND
STANDARD THREE CHECKLIST
This section is available for use by the review appraiser, when warranted.
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