Expropriations: The Taking Of Land

Author(s): Jeffrey J. Wilker*

February 23, 2021


Municipalities often require the acquisition of private property in order to construct public works. Examples of these acquisitions include road widenings and sites for municipal wells and landfills. At times it is necessary for the municipality to acquire the land without the consent of the property owner through an expropriation. When there is such an involuntary land taking the private property owner has a number of procedural rights as laid out in the Expropriations Act.

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