Legal Fences in Nebraska: Existing and New Law

Legal Fences in Nebraska: Existing and New Law

August 26, 2011

In this week's issue of Cornhusker Economics, UNL Ag Law Specialist David Aiken discusses the Nebraska fence statutes and implications for today's landowners.

This week I received two telephone calls asking “What is a legal fence in Nebraska?” Our recent fencing statute - which requires all landowners to split the cost of a division fence 50/50, is probably the source of this interest. So this newsletter begins with a brief history of the legal fence’s role in Nebraska fence law, and then lists the legal fence provisions in the 2011 Nebraska fence statutes.

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