Resources at the State Law Library
Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Texas State Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have any questions about these materials.
About This Guide
This guide was created to provide an overview to eminent domain law in the state of Texas. Links to sections of the Texas Constitution, the Texas Government Code, and the Texas Property Code that deal with eminent domain as well as resources that provide "plain English" explanations of the Texas law are provided.
Texas and Federal Law
Below you will find references to areas of the Texas Constitution, Texas Government Code, Texas Property Code and federal law that govern eminent domain and issues related to eminent domain. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to view the "plain English" resources on this page or speak to an attorney.
Explained in "Plain English"
Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."
Who Can I Contact?
While most condemnation proceedings take place in court, landowners facing pipeline condemnation may want to review the page below for contact information for the Texas Railroad Commission.
Legal Research Guides from the Texas State Law Library
The Texas State Law Library reference librarians have compiled legal research guides for specific areas of the law. These guides contain resources that can help you research a legal issue. The American Association of Law Libraries has a guide for Non-Lawyers on How to Research a Legal Problem. If you have any questions, please contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information provided on this page has been prepared for general information purposes only and should not be construed as, nor substituted for, legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you contact an attorney for advice specific to your fact situation. Your local bar association or the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service (1-800-252-9690) can assist you with locating an attorney.