Property Acquisition Program
Property acquisition by the District falls into two main categories:
(1) Voluntary Acquisition, and
(2) Project Right-of-Way Acquisition.
These are two very different activities, although the processes they follow share many similar steps.
The most distinctive characteristic of Voluntary Acquisition is just that – it is voluntary and owners may choose to not sell their property to the District.
The Project Right-of-Way Acquisition process is used when the purchase of land is deemed a public necessity.