Legal Topics

LegaleseThe following are summary explanations of common legal topics focusing on Property Takings, Eminent Domain, and Land Use Regulation.  These summaries are very simplified, and any questions should be directed to The Office of the Property Rights Ombudsman.  The topics also include links to cases relevant to the topic, where such cases are available, and links to Advisory Opinions associated with that topic.

Access Rights

Adverse Possession

Appeals and Appeal Authorities

Boundary Disputes

Conditional Uses



Impact Fees

Just Compensation

The Land Use, Development, and Management Act (LUDMA)

        Includes:  General Plans

          Time for Processing Applications

          Warranties for Public Improvements

          Application Review Fees

Nonconforming Uses and Noncomplying Structures


Temporary Land Use Regulation (i.e., Moratorium)

Transferable Development Rights


Vested Rights

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