Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

EMINENT DOMAIN

Abandoned property

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.0412

Acquisition of property, actions compelling proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.045

Administration Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 16B.31, 2018 85.015

Affidavits

Mailing, notice of commissioners' report, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.115

Nonresident owners, notice of hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055

Orders compelling delivery of possession, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Agricultural preserves, Minn. Statutes 2018 40A.122

Airports and landing fields, property, Minn. Statutes 2018 360.042

Anoka County, parks, playgrounds, or scenic areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 383E.12

Appeals of award

Completion, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.205

Deposits pending appeals, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

District court, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.145

Expert witnesses, use restricted, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.165

Jury trials, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.165

Noncontiguous tracts, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.086

Possession by petitioner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

Trials, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.175

Witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085, 2018 117.165, 2018 117.175

Application of law, municipal corporations, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.39

Appraisal fees

Award by commissioners, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085

Direct purchase, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.232

Appraisals

Copies to landowner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.054

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.036

Property tax appraisals, Minn. Statutes 2018 270.41

Appraisers, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055

Area redevelopment agencies, Minn. Statutes 2018 469.117

Armories, real or personal property, acquisition for, Minn. Statutes 2018 193.143, 2018 193.144

Assessment, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.135

Attorney fees

Actions compelling acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.045

Award to petitioner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Bad faith by owner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Dismissed or discontinued proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.195

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.031

Reimbursement upon setting aside of proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.105

Blighted areas

Condemnation to remediate, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.027

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.0412

Board of Regents (University of Minnesota), Minn. Statutes 2018 137.02

Businesses, displaced businesses, reestablishment costs, limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.51, 2018 117.52

Capitol area, acquisition of property, Minn. Statutes 2018 15B.31

Cemetery associations, acquisition of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 306.05

Cities, see Eminent domain under CITIES

Coal slurry pipelines, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Commissioners

Fees and disbursements, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.115

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075, 2018 117.085

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085, 2018 117.105, 2018 117.115, 2018 117.145

Common interest communities, Minn. Statutes 2018 515B.1-107

Compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.186 to 2018 117.188

Substitute property, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.188

Condemnation of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.215, 2018 117.57

Conditions required for court to order relief, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Condominiums, Minn. Statutes 2018 515A.1-107

Contested cases

Municipalities, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.40

Relocation assistance eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.52

Cooperative associations, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.201

Cooperative power associations

Acquisition by, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.47

Utility cooperatives, corporate powers, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.021

Wetlands preservation areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 103F.614

Costs and disbursements, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.031

Costs and fees

Acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.045, 2018 117.51, 2018 117.57

Appeals, trials, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.135

Appraisal fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085, 2018 117.232

Attorney fees, see same under this topic

Delivery of possession, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.105, 2018 117.195

County agricultural societies, Minn. Statutes 2018 38.05

County regional jails, Minn. Statutes 2018 641.263

Dakota County, recycling facilities, Minn. Statutes 2018 383D.71

Damages

Appeals to district court, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.145

Compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.031

Constitutional provision regarding, Minn. Const. art 1 s 13, Const. art 13 s 4

Depositing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.125, 2018 117.155

Excess payment, recovery by petitioner, procedure, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.155

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085

Going concern value, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.186

Installment payments, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.231

Interest, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.195

Noncontiguous tracts, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.086

Partial payment pending appeal, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.155

Payment by court, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.125

Payment by petitioner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.155

Prepayment penalties, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.087

Refusal of respondent to accept payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.155

Relocation assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.53

Snow fences, easement for, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.21

Survey or environmental testing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Transcriptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 386.26

Dams, private, flowage easements, Minn. Statutes 2018 103G.501

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Depots, acquisition of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.38 to 2018 117.41

Direct purchase, appraisal and moving costs, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.232

Disclosure, appraisal witnesses, use at trial, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.165

Displaced businesses, reestablishment costs, limits, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.51, 2018 117.52

Drainage, exceptions for, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.012

Driveway access, elimination, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.186

Duluth, bus transportation system, Minn. Statutes 2018 458A.34

Easements

Building lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 463.03, 2018 463.04

Discharge for nonuse, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.225

Mining operations, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.47, 2018 117.471

Municipal state-aid streets, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.04

Oil and gas companies, right to acquire, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.48

Snow fences, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.21

State forests, Minn. Statutes 2018 89.18

Economic development authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2018 469.101

Entry upon land, court orders, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Environmental assessment worksheets, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Environmental contamination

Condemnation to remediate, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.407, 2018 117.027, 2018 117.0412

Cost of removal, findings by commissioners, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Testing for, entry upon land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Environmental response actions, acquisition of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.17, 2018 115B.407

Environmental testing before proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Evidence

Hearing of petition, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075

Railroad property, rebuttal of presumption of superior public use, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Transcriptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 386.26

Fairgrounds

County building sites, Minn. Statutes 2018 375.181

Railway construction, Minn. Statutes 2018 375.18

Federal authority, cooperation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.51

Fees, see Costs and fees under this topic

Final certificate, filing

After payment of first installment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.231

With county recorder, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.205

First class cities, condemnation proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 430.023

Foreign municipalities, airports and landing fields, Minn. Statutes 2018 360.202

Fourth class cities, Minn. Statutes 2018 448.03, 2018 459.14

Geotechnical investigations, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Going concern value

Compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.186

Documentation, use at hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.036

Harbors, acquisition of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.38 to 2018 117.41

Hazardous buildings

Acquisition of, Minn. Statutes 2018 463.152

Relocation assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.56, 2018 463.261

Hazardous materials, testing for contamination of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Hazardous substances releases on land acquired, responsible persons, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.03

Hearings

Agricultural preserves, Minn. Statutes 2018 40A.122

Appraisals, use at hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.036

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.0412

Hennepin County, parking facilities, Minn. Statutes 2018 383B.20

High voltage transmission lines, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.189, 2018 117.225, 2018 216E.12

Highways

Controlled access highways, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.08

Easements, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.04

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.085, 2018 163.02, 2018 163.11

Relocation assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.52

Rights-of-way, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.04

Vacating of public ways, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.29

Home rule charter cities, Minn. Statutes 2018 410.07

Housing and redevelopment authorities, Minn. Statutes 2018 469.012, 2018 469.017

Interest

Awards paid to court, disability of owner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.125

Damages, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.195

Installment payments of awards, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.231

Possession before award, money deposited with court, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

Joint acquisition agreements, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.016

Judgments, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.185

Land

Entry for surveys and testing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Environmental contamination, cost of removal, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085

Landowners, bill of rights, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.0274, 2018 84.0275

Lawsuits

Appeals, notice, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.145

Attorney general, duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.035

Completion, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.205

Initiation of proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.035

Iron ore, exploration easements, Minn. Statutes 2018 298.46

Licenses, mining permits, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.47

Local governments, see Eminent domain under LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

Manufactured home parks, conversions, Minn. Statutes 2018 327C.095

Maps, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055, 2018 117.085

Metropolitan agricultural preserves

Final certificates, filing, effect, Minn. Statutes 2018 473H.15, 2018 473H.18

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 473H.15

Metropolitan Airports Commission, authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 473.608

Metropolitan area towns, rights, Minn. Statutes 2018 368.01

Metropolitan Council, acquisition of property, Minn. Statutes 2018 473.405, 2018 473.504

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Minn. Statutes 2018 136F.60

Moving costs, action by owner in district court, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.232

Municipal corporations, see Eminent domain under MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS

Municipal gas agencies, Minn. Statutes 2018 453A.04, 2018 453A.06

Municipal heritage preservation commissions, powers and duties, Minn. Statutes 2018 471.193

Municipal power agencies, Minn. Statutes 2018 453.56

Municipal state-aid streets, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.04

Municipalities

Cities, see Eminent domain under CITIES

Towns, see Eminent domain under TOWNS

Natural gas, transportation by pipelines, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.48

Natural Resources Department, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.027

Negotiations, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.036

Nonconforming uses, requirements to remove, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.184

Noncontiguous tracts, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.086

Notice requirements

Abandonment of proceedings, recording, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.065

Appeals to district court, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.145

Commissioners report, notice, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.115

Easements, discharge, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.225

Entry upon land, environmental testing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055

Pendency, recording, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.065

Possession before award, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

Nursing homes, county nursing homes, Minn. Statutes 2018 375.55, 2018 376.60

Oil, transportation by pipelines, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.48

Orders

Authorizing transfer, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Commissioners, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075

Compelling delivery, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Entry upon land, allowing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Limiting title or easement acquired by petitioner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075

Owners' rights and privileges, orders defining, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075

Possession before award, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

Service of order, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Park districts, Minn. Statutes 2018 398.09

Permits, mining, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.47

Petitions, contents, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055

Pipes and pipelines

Coal slurry, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Natural gas or petroleum pipelines, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.189, 2018 117.225

Transit, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.189

Pollutants, testing before proceedings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Pollution Control Agency, Hazardous substances releases, responses, land required for, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.17

Port authorities, powers, Minn. Statutes 2018 469.055

Possession

Bad faith by occupant, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Court orders compelling delivery, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.043

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.042

Power of eminent domain, use for public purpose, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.012

Power plant siting, Minn. Statutes 2018 216E.12

Preemption of local laws, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.012

Property taken

Proceeds defined as principal, Minn. Statutes 2018 501C.1103

Resale to owner, right of first refusal, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.226

Property taxes, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.135

Public corporations

Agricultural preserves, regulation of actions, Minn. Statutes 2018 40A.122

Great River Road, adjacent areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 161.42

Wetlands preservation areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 103F.614

Public nuisances

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Hearings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.0412

Public service corporations, see Eminent domain under PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS

Public use

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Power of eminent domain, use for, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.012

Public utilities

Acquisitions by, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.47

Innovative energy project, Minn. Statutes 2018 216B.1694

Wetlands preservation areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 103F.614

Quick take, limitations, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Railroads, see Eminent domain under RAILROADS

Ramsey County, Aldrich Arena, real estate allocation for, Minn. Statutes 2018 383A.07

Real estate tax judgment sales redemption, expiration of redemption, extensions, Minn. Statutes 2018 281.39, 2018 281.40

Records and record keeping, transcription of county recorders, Minn. Statutes 2018 386.26

Reestablishment assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.51

Regional railroad authorities, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57, 2018 398A.04

Relocation assistance

Acquiring authorities, scope of authority, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.53

Cable communication systems, Minn. Statutes 2018 238.25

Costs of relocation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Damages, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.54

Eligibility, contested cases, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.52

Federal assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.52

Hazardous buildings, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.56, 2018 463.261

Minimum compensation, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.187

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees, right to grant, Minn. Statutes 2018 136F.60

Nonowner occupants, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.521

Public assistance eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.55

Right to receive or waive, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.0274

Uniform relocation assistance, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.52

Waiver of benefits, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.521

Restricted residence districts, Minn. Statutes 2018 462.13

Right of first refusal, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.226

Rights of way, acquisition by local governments, plats, Minn. Statutes 2018 505.1793

Rural water user districts, Minn. Statutes 2018 110A.28

Saint Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission

Powers, generally, Minn. Statutes 2018 458A.03

Public service corporations, property, Minn. Statutes 2018 458A.06

School districts, see Eminent domain under SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Second class cities, Minn. Statutes 2018 416.07, 2018 459.14

Service of process

Notice of entry upon land, environmental testing, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Petition, service on owner, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.055

Proof of service, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.075

Solid waste management districts, powers, Minn. Statutes 2018 115A.69

Spills, leaks, and releases on land acquired, responsible persons, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 115B.03, 2018 115C.021

State agencies, see Eminent domain under STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

State land

Consolidated conservation area lands, Minn. Statutes 2018 84A.29

Minerals management account, Minn. Statutes 2018 93.22

United States land acquisition, Minn. Statutes 2018 1.041, 2018 1.047

State mineral lands, acquiring interests necessary for mining, Minn. Statutes 2018 93.05

State rail bank, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.57

Statutory cities, Minn. Statutes 2018 412.211, 2018 459.14

Structurally substandard property, definitions, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.025

Surveys, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Takings, legal nonconforming uses, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.184

Taxes, payment, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.135

Telegraph companies, railroad rights of way, Minn. Statutes 2018 222.36

Telephone companies, railroad rights of way, Minn. Statutes 2018 222.36

Terminals, acquisition of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.38 to 2018 117.41

Third class cities, parking facilities, Minn. Statutes 2018 459.14

Topographic surveys, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.041

Town roads, see Eminent domain under TOWNS

Towns, see Eminent domain under TOWNS

Transportation Department, see Eminent domain under TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Trunk highways, Minn. Statutes 2018 160.04

Trust fund lands, peatland scientific and natural areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 84.035

Unemployment caused by, unemployment benefits charged against employers, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2018 268.047

United States land acquisition, state land, Minn. Statutes 2018 1.041, 2018 1.047

University of Minnesota football stadium, Minn. Statutes 2018 137.58 to 2018 137.60

Voyageurs National Park, state acquisition of lands, Minn. Statutes 2018 84B.03

Water quality cooperatives, powers, Minn. Statutes 2018 308A.201

Watershed districts

Condemnation proceedings, projects financed by special assessments, Minn. Statutes 2018 103D.511

Exception, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.012

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District board, Minn. Statutes 2018 458D.18

Wetlands preservation areas, Minn. Statutes 2018 103F.614

Wildfires, prevention

Improvements, Minn. Statutes 2018 88.28, 2018 88.42, 2018 88.46

Seizure of equipment, Minn. Statutes 2018 88.11

Seizure of land, Minn. Statutes 2018 88.09

Witnesses

Commissioners, acting as witnesses, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.175

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.165

Expert witnesses, use restricted, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.165

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.175

Subpoena by commissioners, Minn. Statutes 2018 117.085

Zoological Board, Minn. Statutes 2018 85A.02