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§ 308. Revocation of condemnation proceedings

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 26 Pa.C.S.A. Eminent DomainEffective: September 1, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 26 Pa.C.S.A. Eminent Domain (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Procedure to Condemn (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2006
26 Pa.C.S.A. § 308
§ 308. Revocation of condemnation proceedings
(a) Declaration of relinquishment.--
(1) The condemnor, by filing a declaration of relinquishment in court within two years from the filing of the declaration of taking and before having made the payment provided in section 307(a) or (b) (relating to possession, right of entry and payment of compensation) or as to which the condemnee has not tendered possession of the condemned property as provided in section 307, may relinquish all or any part of the property condemned that it has not taken actual possession of for use in the improvement.
(2) The title shall then revest in the condemnee as of the date of the filing of the declaration of taking, and all mortgages and other liens existing as of that date and not thereafter discharged shall be reinstated.
(b) Notice.--Notice of the relinquishment shall be:
(1) Recorded in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county in which the property taken is located, with the condemnor as the grantor and the condemnee as the grantee.
(2) Served on the condemnee, any mortgagee of record and any lienholder of record in the same manner as provided for service of the declaration of taking.
(c) Fees.--The fees payable to the recorder for recording the notice of relinquishment shall be in the same amounts as provided in section 304(c) (relating to recording notice of condemnation).
(d) Costs and expenses.--Where condemned property is relinquished, the condemnee shall be reimbursed by the condemnor for reasonable costs and expenses as provided in section 306(g) (relating to preliminary objections).
(e) Agreement.--The condemnor and the condemnee, without the filing of a declaration of relinquishment, may by agreement effect a revesting of title in the condemnee which agreement shall be properly recorded.


2006, May 4, P.L. 112, No. 34, § 1, effective in 120 days [Sept. 1, 2006].
26 Pa.C.S.A. § 308, PA ST 26 Pa.C.S.A. § 308
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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