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State of NJ : Disposition of property not needed for public use


N.J.S.A 27:12-1


  • When real estate or any right or interest therein has or shall have come into the possession or control of the commissioner, or when he has or shall have taken real estate or any right or interest therein, in the name of the State for the use of the State in the improvement, betterment, reconstruction or maintenance of a State highway, and the commissioner has or shall have determined that the property so acquired is no longer required for such use, he may:

    a. Sell at private sale, for not less than the amount paid therefor by the State, to any municipal corporation or to any public board or commission, for public use only; provided, however, that the State Highway Commissioner is empowered to convey upon such terms as he may deem proper to any municipal corporation or to any public board or commission for road and bridge purposes only any lands acquired by the State of New Jersey for road and bridge purposes;

    b. Lease to any municipal corporation or to any public board or commission, for public use only;

    c. Sell at public sale to the highest bidder; and

    d. Exchange for other lands--

    All or any portion of such real estate, or any interest therein, with or without improvements thereon, including the hereditaments, appurtenances, easements and rights of way, and make the necessary conveyance of same.

    Amended by L.1938, c. 407, p. 1196, s. 1; L.1954, c. 74, p. 443, s. 1.