Discrepancies between new property surveys and longstanding boundary lines can create tension and conflict for landowners. Perhaps the neighbor had a survey done and is informing you that the boundary line isn’t where you thought? Did the neighboring landowner approach you about paying for fence maintenance or repair?

If you are experiencing such an issue, you can consult our free Fence Law Basics, which shares options available to you for resolving boundary disputes with farm neighbors. This tip sheet shares general principles on fence law and specific information on fence laws in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but they represent common ways that most states address fence matters. Be sure to check with an attorney familiar with fence law in your state before taking action.