Eminent domain is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizen’s private property, or rights in private property, without the owner’s consent for government use or by delegation to third parties who will devote it to “public use.”

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Land use law involves regulatory issues pertaining to or limiting the development of real property, such as comprehensive plans, zoning regulations, land development codes, and other similar restrictions.

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Zoning is used to prevent new development from interfering with existing residents or businesses and to preserve the “character” of a community and is commonly controlled by local governments, such as counties or municipalities.

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Eminent Domain Zoning Land Use

Additional Practice Areas

Our firm also focuses its practice in areas such as comprehensive planning, noise regulation, outdoor advertising, and historic preservation, to name a few.

We also assist purchasers and sellers, as well as lenders in performing due diligence investigations concerning real property transactions.

For a complete list and descriptions of our firm’s practice areas, visit the links above or browse the “Practice Areas” section in the top navigation bar.

Florida Eminent Domain & Land Use Law

Mark Bentley, P.A. is a firm that is experienced in governmental law, land use, zoning and planning law, eminent domain, and the protection of property rights; and has a solid track record of providing innovative and prompt results for our clients.

Mark Bentley and his staff will stay in close communication with you, keeping an eye on the “big picture” of your legal matter while pursuing the best possible resolution.

In handling your case, Mark Bentley, P.A. will employ the top experts in their respective fields to assist you in achieving the results that you are seeking — and if your matter relates to an eminent domain case, obtaining the maximum compensation that you are entitled to under the law.

We service areas within Tampa Bay Area including: St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Citrus, Pinellas, Hernando, Sumter, Manatee-Sarasota, Florida’s Central and West Coast Counties. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at (813) 223-5050.


Mark Bentley, Esquire, AICP

Mark Bentley, Esquire, AICP