403.7  Condemnation of property.

A municipality shall have the right to acquire by condemnation any interest in real property, including a fee simple title thereto, which it may deem necessary for or in connection with an urban renewal project under this chapter. A municipality may exercise the power of eminent domain in the manner provided in chapter 6B, and Acts amendatory to that chapter or supplementary to that chapter, or it may exercise the power of eminent domain in the manner now or which may be hereafter provided by any other statutory provisions for the exercise of the power of eminent domain. Property already devoted to a public use may be acquired in like manner. However, real property belonging to the state, or any political subdivision of this state, shall not be acquired without its consent, and real property or any right or interest in the property owned by any public utility company, pipeline company, railway or transportation company vested with the right of eminent domain under the laws of this state, shall not be acquired without the consent of the company, or without first securing, after due notice to the company and after hearing, a certificate authorizing condemnation of the property from the board, commission or body having the authority to grant a certificate authorizing condemnation. In a condemnation proceeding, if a municipality proposes to take a part of a lot or parcel of real property, the municipality shall also take the remaining part of the lot or parcel if requested by the owner.

Section History: Early form

  [C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 403.7]

Section History: Recent form

  85 Acts, ch 66, §4

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