117.232 DIRECT PURCHASE.
Subdivision 1. Reimbursement for appraisal fees; moving costs.
When acquisition of
private property is accomplished by the state Department of Transportation by direct purchase
the owner shall be entitled to reimbursement for appraisal fees, not to exceed a total of $1,500.
When acquisition of private property is accomplished by any other acquiring authority, the owner
is entitled to reimbursement for appraisal fees, not to exceed $1,500, if the owner is otherwise
entitled to reimbursement under sections
. The purchaser in all instances shall
inform the owner of the right, if any, to reimbursement for appraisal fees reasonably incurred, in
an amount not to exceed $1,500, together with relocation costs, moving costs and any other related
expenses to which an owner is entitled by sections
. This subdivision does not
apply to acquisition for utility purposes made by a public service corporation organized pursuant
or electric cooperative associations organized pursuant to chapter 308A.
Subd. 2. Rejection of offer for appraisal fees and moving costs.
In the event the purchaser
and owner agree on the fair market value of the property but cannot agree on the appraisal fees and
moving costs, the owner shall have the option to accept the offer for the property and reject the
offer for the appraisal fees and moving costs. In addition thereto, the owner may, after due notice
to all interested parties, bring a motion at a special term of the district court in the county in which
the property is located for a determination of such moving costs and appraisal fees by the court.
History: 1971 c 595 s 28; 1975 c 175 s 2; 1976 c 166 s 7; 1984 c 654 art 3 s 50; 1986 c 444;
1989 c 144 art 2 s 2; 1Sp2003 c 19 art 2 s 4; 2005 c 69 art 3 s 16