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State of NJ : Sale of State highway property, first offer.

N.J.S.A 27:12-1.1

  •      1.     Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 27:12-1 or any other law to the contrary, if the Commissioner of Transportation determines, pursuant to R.S. 27:12-1, that real property acquired for the use of the State in the improvement, betterment, reconstruction or maintenance of a State highway is no longer required for such use, the commissioner shall first offer to sell such property or any right or interest therein at private sale to the owner of the real property whose frontage is contiguous to the real property being sold; provided that the property being sold is less than the minimum size required for development under the municipal zoning ordinance of the municipality in which the property is located and is without any capital improvement thereon; except that when there is more than one owner with real property whose frontage is contiguous thereto, the property shall be sold to the highest bidder from among all such owners. Any such sale shall be for not less than the fair market value of the real property.