Disputes Between Neighbors: Your State Laws

Every state has laws on the common areas of friction between neighbors: trees, fences, boundaries, and more. Because these laws are rooted in local custom and history, they vary widely from place to place. If you've got a legal question, you need to get a state-specific answer. 

For state-by-state rules on adverse possession claims, see the 50-state article set.

Select your state for an overview of its laws on common neighbor issues. For more information, you can look up your state's statute (or court decisions) on an issue.

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