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Texas Landowner's Bill of Rights

A publication of the Texas Attorney General's Office to answer the most common questions about eminent domain.
House Bill 1495 added Section 402.031 to the Texas Government Code, which requires the Attorney General to prepare a written statement that includes a bill of rights for a property owner whose real property may be acquired by eminent domain. The bill further requires entities with the power of eminent domain, such as a school district, to make this statement available on its website.