What Is Eminent Domain?
Eminent Domain is the Fifth Amendment right for the government to "take" private property for public use. The property "taken" must be used for a public purpose and the owners are normally compensated by the government for the fair value of their land.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Eminent Domain Articles
- Eminent Domain: Rights of Property Owners
- Can The Government Take My Property Without My Permission?