The Arizona Constitution grants power to the State to condemn private property for public use as long as it provides the property owner with just compensation. (Arizona Constitution, Art. 2, Sec. 17). A public use includes that which provides public access, promotes the public welfare or advances another legitimate governmental purpose. This power is referred to as “eminent domain.”
You have the right to contest a government taking. There are several grounds on which you can challenge the condemnation of your property. First, you may argue that the purpose for which they are condemning your land is not a legitimate public use. Second, you may argue that the amount they have offered to pay you for your property is not adequate compensation for your loss.
The attorneys at AWD LAW® have represented individuals and businesses in Flagstaff, Sedona and other cities across Arizona who have faced condemnation of their private property. We can help you understand your legal options and ensure that your interests are vigorously represented.
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We can help you evaluate the circumstances you are dealing with and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.