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What is a boundary fence?

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What is a boundary fence?

A boundary fence, also called a division fence or partition fence, is a fence that is located on the line between two properties and is used by both owners. Boundary fences are owned by both owners when both use the fence. What constitutes “use” varies by state. Some states define use as occupancy – such as using the land up to the fence, perhaps by planting crops. Some use the word “join” for use – that is, a neighbor who hooks up another fence to the boundary fence is “using” the boundary fence. Most states say a fence is used only when the landowner’s property is entirely enclosed by fences.

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