227.290. 1. Whenever in the opinion of the state highways and transportation commission the advantageous use of any interest in land or any leasehold which has heretofore or may hereafter be acquired by the commission has ceased, or for any other lawful reason the commission wishes to dispose of the property, the commission shall have authority to convey or exchange such interest in land or leasehold for its approximate fair market value pursuant to any administrative procedure or process as determined by the commission, by deed signed by its chair or vice chair and attested by its secretary. Before any sale shall be consummated under this section, the original owner of the property which is now offered for sale by the commission and if such owner shall at the time of sale be in possession of the adjoining land, shall be notified by written notice by the department of transportation of such contemplated sale. All moneys received from the disposal of any such interest in land or leasehold shall be deposited by the commission in the state treasury to the credit of the state road fund. Any land or leasehold herein described that has been donated without charge by the owner to the purpose of state highway construction or maintenance and such owner is still in possession of contiguous property, the same shall revert to such original owner without cost to the owner if and when relinquished by the commission.
2. The commission may also, in its discretion, convey at no cost, or exchange its interest in any land or leasehold that is no longer necessary to be used for the construction, maintenance, or operation of the state highway system, or for any other lawful reason, to any federal, state, or local governmental entity.
(RSMo 1939 § 8760, A.L. 2006 S.B. 840)
Prior revision: 1929 § 8112
Missouri General Assembly