expropriation process is as follows:
Registration of Notice of Intention
• Notice of Intention to Expropriate is provided to the property owner.
• Notice of Intention must be advertised twice in the local paper.
Notice of Objection to Expropriation
• Notice of Objection by the owner must be served on City within 21 days
of service of the Notice of Intention.
• The Inquiry Officer listens to information provided by the owner (saying
the expropriation is not valid) and the City (the expropriation is valid).
• The Inquiry Officer shall render a written decision within 30 days of
• The Minister may grant a single 30 day extension.
Approving Resolution to Expropriate
• A report is provided to City Council to seek Council’s approval
• The Approving Authority (City Council) shall:
Approve or disapprove the proposed
- Provide its decision with reasons to owner.
- Council’s decision can either agree with or completely over ride
the Inquiry Officer’s decision.
Minister may grant a 30-day extension
for approving of expropriation.
Registration of Certificate of Approval
• The Certificate of Approval must be registered at Land Titles within 120
days of the registration of the Notice of Intention to Expropriate. Unless an
Extension Order is granted.
The Proposed Payment must be made within
90 days of the registration of the
Certificate of Approval.
• The Proposed Payment shall reflect the compensation due to an owner including
• A written appraisal report shall accompany the funds.
Vacant Possession Date
• Within 30 days of registration of the Certificate of Approval the City
shall serve on an owner a Notice of Possession stating on what date the property
• Date specified shall be:
• 7 days from service of Notice if land expropriated is for URW.
• 90 days from service of Notice in all other cases.
• Possession can not be taken until the proposed payment is tendered.
• Not prior to 30 days after the Proposed Payment has been paid.
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