Property owners faced with the threat of eminent domain often look for information on how to best handle the process. Below are resources and tips if you find yourself in the path of an eminent domain project.
Landowner’s Guide to Eminent Domain
Texas Farm Bureau published Eminent Domain in Texas: A Landowner’s Guide to help Texans better understand the condemnation process, the laws regarding eminent domain and landowners’ rights.
Landowner Bill of Rights
Published by the Texas Attorney General, this document outlines some of your basic rights in the process of eminent domain. The condemnor should provide this to you with your initial offer, be sure to read it carefully.
Pipeline easement checklist
Published by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, this document is a great resource for those dealing with a potential pipeline easement.
Eminent Domain Database
The Texas Comptroller’s office maintains a statewide online eminent domain database. The publicly available tool will show which government and non-governmental entities have reported to the Comptroller their authority to exercise eminent domain.
Texas Agriculture Law Blog
This website has great insight and resources for many aspects of agricultural law, including eminent domain.
Eminent Domain FAQs Podcast
This Ag in the Field podcast covers the right to condemn property, advice for choosing an attorney, whether a company can come on and survey property and more information about eminent domain.
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Eminent Domain in Texas Podcast
This Ag in the Field podcast discusses the most common types of eminent domain cases facing landowners, which entities have eminent domain power, negotiation tips and valuation considerations.
Understanding the Condemnation Process
The law firm of Dawson and Sodd, LLP cover the common questions property owners have about condemnation in Texas.