Below is a list of all of our definitions. You can quickly search by letter. Please reach out if there is a definition you would like to see added.

The process of acquiring property.

Written statement independently prepared by a qualified third-party appraiser which provides a defined value of a property supported by information provided by the owner and analysis of relevant market information and comparables.

Legal process of acquiring private property for public use or purpose through the power of eminent domain.

Condemnation is typically not used until all attempts to reach a mutually satisfactory agreement through negotiations have been exhausted.

An easement is a property right to use all or part of the land for some specific purpose and can be permanent or temporary

• Ex. Permanent Easements for utilities, drainage structures, maintenance

• Ex. Temporary Easement for Construction

 Eminent Domain is the right of a government or its agent to expropriate a property for public use, with payment of compensation.

Enables the County to acquire property in lieu of typical condemnation, allowing for property compensation.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a document that announces and provides details about a project. It also requests bids from contractors who will help complete the project.

Right of Way is the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is an engineer formation of the United States Army that has three primary mission areas: engineer regiment, military construction, and civil works.

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