Unless authorized by statute, Section 1240.050 of the Eminent Domain Law precludes a local public entity from acquiring property by eminent domain outside its territorial limits. An exception exists where such power is expressly granted by statute or necessarily implied as an incident of one of its other statutory powers.
A number of statutes specifically authorize extraterritorial condemnation. For example,
In the absence of a specific statute or implied power authorizing extraterritorial condemnations, an agency need not fret. Section 1240.140(b) of the Eminent Domain Law allows two or more public agencies to enter into a written agreement for the joint exercise of their respective powers of eminent domain, whether or not possessed in common, for the acquisition of property.