Definition - What does Public Property mean?
Public property is property that is owned by the government or one of it assignees on federal, state and local levels. Examples of public property include:
- Roadways and sidewalks
- National parks and recreation areas
- Rest stops along highways
Justipedia explains Public Property
Private individuals and companies cannot retain ownership over public property, so they are unable to dictate the way in which the property is used. The government or its assignees are responsible for defining the way in which public property can be used.