Can The Government Take My Property Without My Permission?

Generally yes.  The government can seize a person's private property under the Eminent Domain clause of the Fifth Amendment.  However, the government must pay you the fair value of the property.

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.

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