Nevada Remedies; Special Actions and Proceedings

Sec. § 37.260
Disposal of real property and improvements acquired by exercise of power of eminent domain: Procedure; presumption; conveyance.


Except as otherwise provided in NRS 37.270, any real property, interest therein or improvement thereon which has been acquired in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or purchased under the threat of eminent domain proceedings by an association, commission, corporation, partnership or political subdivision other than a county, incorporated city or regional transportation commission created pursuant to NRS 277A.170 may be disposed of as surplus by that entity only in accordance with the provisions of this section.


The governing body of the entity desiring to dispose of the property pursuant to this section must first adopt a resolution declaring that the property is no longer required for the purposes for which it was acquired or for other reasonable public use.


The property, interest or improvement disposed of pursuant to this section must be sold by the entity to the highest bidder bidding for the property, either at public auction or by sealed bids, the notice and terms of which must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county where the property is situated at least once not less than 15 nor more than 45 days before the sale. When, in the opinion of the governing body of the entity, the property cannot be sold by means of public auction or sealed bids without working an undue hardship upon a property owner either as a result of a severance of that owner’s property or a denial of access to a public street or highway, the governing body may first offer the property to that owner at a price determined by the governing body to be in the best interest of the corporation, partnership, association, commission or political subdivision.


If property is disposed of pursuant to this section, it is conclusively presumed in favor of any purchaser for value and without notice of any such real property, interest therein or improvement thereon conveyed pursuant to this section that the entity disposing of it acted within its lawful authority in acquiring and disposing of the property, and that the officers thereof acted within their lawful authority in executing any conveyance vesting title in the purchaser. All such conveyances must be quitclaim in nature and must not carry any warranty of title.

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