Processes involved when government or another authority determine if expropriation is fair, sound and reasonably necessary.


When an Expropriating Authority requires a certain area of land or an interest in land, it may be necessary for the land or interest to be expropriated.

The Expropriation Act sets out the processes by which expropriation occurs in the Province of Alberta. The authority to expropriate can come from various other provincial laws, and it may be necessary to refer to that legislation.

The expropriation process usually happens outside of the Tribunal, however, when an Expropriating Authority is not a municipality or the Crown, the Tribunal is always the Approving Authority. The Tribunal becomes Inquiry Officer only when an objection is filed.

The expropriation process is for general information only, and in all circumstances the Expropriation Act, Regulations and other Acts are the law.

Parties may enter into agreements where parties may consent to the transfer of land or interest, may agree to compensation, or agree to the expropriation and request the Tribunal determine compensation (Expropriation Act).

In focus

Resolve compensation issues related to expropriation and other issues before the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.

Apply to have the Tribunal determine compensation related to expropriation, file a Notice of Motion, and resolve issues with municipalities.

Find all forms, resources and legislation for the Land and Property Rights Tribunal.

Detailed outline on how expropriation can be approved, modified or rejected, plus how fair compensation is determined.