Property Clause Law and Legal Definition

Property clause is a clause in the U.S. Constitution that empowers Congress to dispose of and make rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the U.S. government.

The U.S. government owns around 30% of the land within its territory.

This clause is referred under USCS Const. Art. IV, § 3, Cl 2. The excerpt from the provision reads as:

“The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States ****”.