Learn Answers to Questions about Iowa Fence Laws during July 11 Webinar

Topics to include fence construction, borders, property lines and more

July 1, 2024, 1:52 pm | Jennifer Harrington

AMES, Iowa – Are you thinking about installing or repairing a fence? Are you confused about who’s responsible for what?

Join the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation for a free webinar July 11 that will provide answers to these questions and many more.

Pasture fence.The webinar will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will cover the basics of Iowa fence law, tips for how to navigate disagreements with neighbors, plus the differences between fences and boundaries.

“Confused or interested about Iowa’s partition fence responsibilities? This free webinar explains boundary fence laws in Iowa and how to navigate common fence concerns with neighbors,” said Jennifer Harrington, staff attorney with the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. “We’ll review when a duty to maintain a partition fence occurs, and the procedures deriving from Iowa code.”

Other topics covered include the rights and responsibilities regarding fence construction and maintenance. Harrington wants to clear up the confusion that Iowans often face when it comes to fencing, and provide a simple explanation of procedures found within Iowa law.

The title of the webinar is “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors: A Guide to Iowa Fence Laws.” Those interested in attending can register online at https://www.calt.iastate.edu/seminar/2024-07-11/good-fences-make-good-neighbors-guide-iowa-fence-laws.

For more information, contact program specialist Mitchell Halat at 515-294-5217 or mhalat@iastate.edu

Shareable photo: Pasture fence on a sunny day.

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