2020 Code of Alabama
Title 4 - Aviation.
Chapter 6 - Airport Zoning.
Section 4-6-13 - Acquisition of Air Rights, Easements, Etc.
Acquisition of air rights, easements, etc.
In any case in which:
- (1) It is desired to remove, lower or otherwise terminate a nonconforming structure or use; or
- (2) The approach protection necessary cannot, because of constitutional limitations, be provided by airport zoning regulations under this chapter; or
- (3) It appears advisable that the necessary approach protection be provided by acquisition of property rights rather than by airport zoning regulations,
the political subdivision within which the property or nonconforming use is located or the political subdivision owning the airport or served by it may acquire, by purchase, grant or condemnation in the manner provided by the law under which political subdivisions are authorized to acquire real property for public purposes, such air right, avigation easement or other estates or interest in the property or nonconforming structure or use in question as may be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this chapter. In the case of the purchase of any property or any easement or estate or interest therein or the acquisition of the same by the power of eminent domain, the political subdivision making such purchase or exercising such power shall, in addition to the damages for the taking, injury or destruction of property, also pay the cost of the removal and relocation of any structure or any public utility which is required to be moved to a new location.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed as authorizing the doing of any act or taking of any property or right therein without first making just compensation to the owner thereof for such damage for the property taken or the interest therein taken and any other damage to such owner's property not taken.
(Acts 1953, No. 730, p. 985, §12.)