1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Education
  4. Title 1: General Provisions
  5. Article 9: School Buildings and Sites


Section 404 Acquisition of real property

Education (EDN)

Real property may be acquired in any school district and in any city having less than seventy thousand inhabitants, for school purposes and for any other purpose for which such property may be acquired as provided in this chapter, as follows:

  1. By gift, grant, devise or purchase.

  2. By involuntary acquisition, if an agreement cannot be made with the owner for the purchase thereof. Such proceedings shall be instituted and conducted by the trustee or board of education, in the name of the district under the provisions of the eminent domain procedure law.

  3. This section does not permit the acquisition by condemnation of less than the whole of a city or village lot with the erections and improvements thereon.