Harris Health System is a governmental entity having eminent domain authority under Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code. Eminent domain is the ability of certain entities to take private property for a public use.
Harris Health is required by law to post the Landowner's Bill of Rights on its Web site. The Landowner's Bill of Rights describes a) the condemnation procedure provided by Chapter 21, Property Code; b) the condemning entity's obligations to the property owner; and c) the property owner's options during a condemnation, including the property owner's right to object to and appeal an amount of damages awarded.
Please view the current version of the Texas Landowner's Bill of Rights for more information.