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 responsible for inquiring into whether expropriation is fair, sound, reasonably necessary, and for determining whether the expropriation should be approved.

The expropriation process is for general information only, and in all circumstances the Expropriation Act, Regulations (Rules of Procedure and Practice, Forms Regulation) 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).


Connect with the Land and Property Rights Tribunal:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (closed 12 pm to 1 pm, open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2444
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-427-0986
Email: [email protected]

Land and Property Rights Tribunal
2nd Floor, Summerside Business Centre
1229 91 Street SW
Edmonton, Alberta  T6X 1E9

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