Police Power example

Building health codes are an example of

  1.  police power
  2.  eminent domain
  3.  public policy
  4.  a covenant

The answer is A – police power.  Police power allows government to regulate private land use with- out the payment of compensation. The power of eminent domain is different in that it allows the government to acquire title to private land for public use in exchange for the payment of just compensation. Eminent domain is used for a variety of government land-use projects, such as highways, public housing, and urban renewal.