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Eminent Domain Report Due by Dec. 31, 2012

To all counties:

A county’s eminent domain authority expires on Sept. 1, 2013, if the county fails to submit an eminent domain authority report form to the Texas Comptroller by the Dec. 31, 2012.

Texas Government Code, Chapter 2206, Subchapter C requires all public and private entities with eminent domain authority in Texas to submit to the Texas Comptroller a report of eminent domain authority by certified, return receipt mail not later than Dec. 31, 2012. The report must identify each provision of law that grants the entity eminent domain authority. The report form and mailing instructions can be found on the Comptroller’s website.

On Sept. 25, 2012, the Texas Association of Counties, the Texas Conference of Urban Counties and the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas sent each county a letter and list of eminent domain authority to assist counties in preparing the report. Please review the Required Documentation of Eminent Domain Authority Report and submit the required report to the Comptroller’s office by the Dec. 31, 2012, deadline.  

The Comptroller’s office has compiled a list of public and private entities that have submitted the eminent domain authority reports. The Comptroller will provide weekly updates through the Dec. 31, 2012, deadline. The Comptroller’s office has advised TAC that there is a significant time delay between the date a county receives the return receipt and the date the Comptroller’s list is updated to reflect that the county’s submission has been received. Counties can access the list at the Comptroller’s website provided above.

Please do not hesitate to contact the if you have any questions regarding the submission of the report of eminent domain authority.