Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (Yellowbook) Appraisals
Federal Appraisal LLC regularly provides Yellowbook appraisals.
The federal government has their own set of standards for appraisals and appraisal reviews performed on properties that will be acquired by the federal government. These standards are noted in the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (UASFLA).
The current edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions (published in 2016) is the Sixth Edition. Federal Appraisal is well versed in the requirements and extra level of appraisal due diligence and reporting that is needed to comply with the standards set forth by the UASFLA.
These Yellowbook appraisals serve several purposes in the eminent domain process. They are intended to protect the property owner so that they receive just compensation. They also protect the federal government (and by extension, its citizens and taxpayers) to not overpay for a property.