Maine Revised Statutes

§1904. Condemnation proceedings

The jail authority formed under this chapter, in exercising the right of eminent domain conferred upon it by section 1902 shall file in the office of the commissioners of the county in which the property to be taken is located and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds in the county plans of the location of all lands, real estate, easements or interest in lands, real estate or easements, with an appropriate description and the names of the owners, if known. When for any reason the jail authority fails to acquire property that the jail authority is authorized to take and that is described in that location, or if the description of the location so recorded is defective and uncertain, the authority may, at any time, correct and perfect the description of the location and file a new description. In that case, the jail authority is liable in damages only for property for which the owner had not previously been paid, to be assessed as of the time of the original taking, and the jail authority is not liable for any acts that would have been justified if the original taking had been lawful. Entry may not be made on any private lands, except to make surveys, until the expiration of 10 days from the filing, at which time possession may be had of all the lands, real estate, easements or interests in lands, real estate or easements and other property and rights to be taken, but title may not vest in the jail authority until payment for the property. [2003, c. 228, §1 (NEW).]

2003, c. 228, §1 (NEW).