2019 Arkansas Code
Title 27 - Transportation
Subtitle 5 - Highways, Roads, and Streets
Chapter 76 - Regional Mobility Authority Act
Subchapter 5 - Eminent Domain
§ 27-76-503. Condemnation Petition
(a) A regional mobility authority may exercise its power of eminent domain by filing an appropriate petition in condemnation in the circuit court of the county in which the property sought to be taken is situated to have the compensation for right-of-way determined.
(b) The petition in condemnation shall describe the lands and property sought to be taken.
(c) The regional mobility authority shall give the owner of the property to be taken at least ten (10) days' notice in writing of the time and place where the petition will be heard.
(1) If the property sought to be taken is located in more than one (1) county, the petition may be filed in any circuit court having jurisdiction in any county in which any part of the property may be located.
(2) The proceedings held in the circuit court shall apply to all of the property described in the petition.
(e) If the owner of the property sought to be taken is a nonresident of the state, notice shall be made in accordance with the Arkansas Rules of Civil Procedure.