Ohio’s Line Fence Law: Frequently Asked Questions

Line fences, also called partition fences, are fences located on the boundary line between the adjoining properties of two owners. Ohio’s line fence laws address questions like who can install a line fence, where they can install it, what they are responsible for, when duties arise, and how rights can be enforced.

Since major revisions to Ohio’s line fence laws in 2008, farmers have asked many questions about how the law now works. This bulletin addresses many of the frequently asked questions by theme. Scenario A: My Neighbor Wants to Install a New Fence on a Never Fenced Boundary 1) My neighbor wants to install a new line fence between my property and his. Can I stop him from installing a new fence?

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