Upon the filing of the commissioners' report with the sheriff, the applicant may deposit with the sheriff the amount assessed in favor of a claimant, and the applicant, except as otherwise provided, may take possession of the land condemned and proceed with the improvement. An appeal from the assessment does not affect the right, except as otherwise provided. Upon appeal from the commissioners' award of damages the district court may direct that the part of the amount of damages deposited with the sheriff, as it finds just and proper, be paid to the claimant. If upon trial of the appeal a lesser amount is awarded the difference between the amount so awarded and the amount paid shall be repaid by the person to whom it was paid and upon failure to make the repayment the party shall have judgment entered against the person who received the excess payment. Title to the property or the interests in property passes to the applicant when damages have been finally determined and paid.
[R60, § 1317; C73, § 1244, 1255, 1256, 1272; C97, § 1999, 2010, 2025, 2029; S13, § 2024-e, -g, -h; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 7844, 7847, 7848; C46, 50, 54, 58, § 472.25, 472.28, 472.29; C62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 472.25]
84 Acts, ch 1065, § 4
C93, § 6B.25
Referred to in § 6B.53, 306B.4, 306C.17
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