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26-501. Eminent domain procedure; venue. (a) The procedure for exercising eminent domain, as set forth in K.S.A. 26-501 through 26-518 and K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 26-501a and 26-501b, and amendments thereto, shall be followed in all eminent domain proceedings.

(b) The proceedings shall be brought by filing a verified petition in the district court of the county in which the real estate is situated, except if it be an entire tract situated in two or more counties, the proceedings may be brought in any county in which any tract or parts thereof is situated.

(c) For the purposes of the eminent domain procedure act, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning, the following terms shall have the following respective meanings:

(1) "Municipality" means city, county or unified government.

(2) "Taking" means the use by any authorized entity of the power of eminent domain to acquire any interest in private real property.

History: L. 1963, ch. 234, § 1; L. 2006, ch. 192, § 5; July 1, 2007.

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