Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2016
(AUSTIN) —The Texas Comptroller’s office today launched a statewide online eminent domain database. This publicly available tool will show which governmental and non-governmental entities have reported to the Comptroller their authority to exercise eminent domain.
"This is clearly an area in which transparency is absolutely essential," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "Knowing who can use eminent domain is the first step to ensuring that this potentially oppressive power is used wisely."
The database was created to comply with Senate Bill 1812, approved during the 2015 legislative session. The bill requires public and private entities with eminent domain authority to report certain information to the Comptroller’s office.
The database contains 5,042 entities, including cities, counties, school districts, special purpose districts, pipeline and energy companies, water supply corporations, telecommunications companies and other public and private entities.
The database includes each entity’s name and contact information and reported eminent domain information, including:
For more information, go to the Comptroller's online eminent domain database.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.