North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 40A - Eminent Domain.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 40A-1. Exclusive provisions.
§ 40A-2. Definitions.
§ 40A-3. By whom right may be exercised.
§ 40A-4. No prior purchase offer necessary.
§ 40A-5. Condemnation of property owned by other condemnors.
§ 40A-6. Reimbursement of owner for taxes paid on condemned property.
§ 40A-7. Acquisition of whole parcel or building.
§ 40A-8. Costs.
§ 40A-9. Removal of structures on condemned land; lien.
§ 40A-10. Sale or other disposition of land condemned.
§ 40A-11. Right of entry prior to condemnation.
§ 40A-12. Additional rules.
§ 40A-13. Costs and appeal.
§§ 40A-14 through 40A-18. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Condemnation Proceedings by Private Condemnors.
§ 40A-19. Proceedings by private condemnors.
§ 40A-20. Petition filed; contents.
§ 40A-21. Notice of proceedings.
§ 40A-22. Service.
§ 40A-23. Service where parties unknown.
§ 40A-24. Orders served as in special proceedings in absence of other provisions.
§ 40A-25. Answer to petition; hearing; commissioners appointed.
§ 40A-26. Powers and duties of commissioners.
§ 40A-27. Form of commissioners' report.
§ 40A-28. Exceptions to report; hearing; when title vests; appeal; restitution.
§ 40A-29. Provision for jury trial on appeal.
§ 40A-30. Title of infants, incompetents, inebriates, and trustees without power of sale, acquired.
§ 40A-31. Rights of claimants of fund determined.
§ 40A-32. Attorney for unknown parties appointed; pleadings amended; new commissioners appointed.
§ 40A-33. Change of ownership pending proceedings.
§ 40A-34. Defective title; how cured.
§§ 40A-35 through 40A-39. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Condemnation by Public Condemnors.
§ 40A-40. Notice of action.
§ 40A-41. Institution of action and deposit.
§ 40A-42. Vesting of title and right of possession; injunction not precluded.
§ 40A-43. Memorandum of action.
§ 40A-44. Disbursement of deposit.
§ 40A-45. Answer, reply and plat.
§ 40A-46. Time for filing answer; failure to answer.
§ 40A-47. Determination of issues other than damages.
§ 40A-48. Appointment of commissioners.
§ 40A-49. No request for commissioners.
§ 40A-50. Parties, orders; continuances.
§ 40A-51. Remedy where no declaration of taking filed; recording memorandum of action.
§ 40A-52. Measure of compensation.
§ 40A-53. Interest as a part of just compensation.
§ 40A-54. Final judgments.
§ 40A-55. Payment of compensation.
§ 40A-56. Refund of deposit.
§§ 40A-57 through 40A-61. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-62. Application.
§ 40A-63. In general.
§ 40A-64. Compensation for taking.
§ 40A-65. Effect of condemnation procedure on value.
§ 40A-66. Compensation to reflect project as planned.
§ 40A-67. Entire tract.
§ 40A-68. Acquisition of property subject to lien.
§ 40A-69. Property subject to life tenancy.
Return of Condemned Property.
§ 40A-70. Return of condemned property.
§ 40A-71. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-72. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-73. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-74. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-75. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-76. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-77. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-78. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§ 40A-79. Reserved for future codification purposes.
Condemnation of Property Encumbered by a Conservation Easement.
§ 40A-80. Applicability of Article; definition.
§ 40A-81. Additional information required in petition or complaint filed.
§ 40A-82. Demonstration of no prudent and feasible alternative required in certain actions; judicial determination.
§ 40A-83. Vesting of title and right of possession.
§ 40A-84. Compensation for condemnation.
§ 40A-85. Appeal.