Tennessee Code Annotated

Title 29: Remedies and Special Proceedings

Chapter 17: Eminent Domain by Public Agencies

Part 5: Housing Authorities

TCA 29-17-501: Housing authorities -- Declaration of taking.

(a)  No sooner than thirty (30) days after the filing of a petition by a housing authority, created pursuant to the Housing Authorities Law, compiled in title 13, chapter 20, or any other law of this state, for condemnation of property, and before the entry of final judgment, a housing authority may file with the clerk of the court in which the petition is filed a declaration of taking signed by the duly authorized officer or agent of the housing authority, declaring that all or any part of the property described in the petition is being taken for the use of the housing authority.

(b)  The declaration of taking shall be sufficient if it sets forth:

     (1)  A description of the property, sufficient for the identification thereof, to which there may be attached a plat or map thereof;

     (2)  A statement of the estate or interest in such property being taken; and

     (3)  A statement of the sum of money estimated by the housing authority to be just compensation for the property taken, which sum shall be not less than the last assessed valuation for tax purposes of the estate or interest in the property to be taken.

History: [Acts 1937, ch. 183, § 1; C. Supp. 1950, § 3130; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 23-1507; T.C.A. § 29-17-401; Acts 2006, ch. 863, §§ 1, 16.]