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Code of Virginia
Title 55.1. Property and Conveyances [Effective October 1, 2019]
3/31/2020

Chapter 28. Trespasses; FencesRead Chapter

  • Article 1. Electric FencesRead all
  • § 55.1-2800
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Definition
    § 55.1-2801
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Unlawful to sell, distribute, construct, install, maintain, or use certain electric fences upon agricultural land
    § 55.1-2802
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Unlawful to sell other controlling devices unless they meet certain standards
    § 55.1-2803
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Penalty
  • Article 2. What Constitutes Lawful FenceRead all
  • § 55.1-2804
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Description of lawful fence
    § 55.1-2805
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Proceeding to declare stream of water or canal a lawful fence
    § 55.1-2806
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Boundary lines of certain low grounds on James River a lawful fence
    § 55.1-2807
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Statutes declaring watercourses lawful fences continued
  • Article 3. Cattle Guards and Gates Across Rights-of-WayRead all
  • § 55.1-2808
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Property owner may place cattle guards or gates across right-of-way
    § 55.1-2809
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Persons having easement may replace gate with cattle guard; maintenance and use thereof; deemed lawful gate
  • Article 4. Trespass in Crossing Lawful FenceRead all
  • § 55.1-2810
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Damages for trespass by animals; punitive and double damages
    § 55.1-2811
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Lien on animals
    § 55.1-2812
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Impounding animals
    § 55.1-2813
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Duty to issue warrant when animal impounded
  • Article 5. No-Fence LawRead all
  • § 55.1-2814
    (Effective October 1, 2019) How governing body of county may make local fence law
    § 55.1-2815
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Effect of such law on certain fences
    § 55.1-2816
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Application to railroad companies
    § 55.1-2817
    (Effective October 1, 2019) No authority to adopt more stringent fence laws
    § 55.1-2818
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Effect on existing fence laws or no-fence laws
    § 55.1-2819
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Lands under quarantine
    § 55.1-2820
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When unlawful for animals to run at large
  • Article 6. Division FencesRead all
  • § 55.1-2821
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Obligation to provide division fences
    § 55.1-2822
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When no division fence has been built
    § 55.1-2823
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When division fence already built
    § 55.1-2824
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Recovery of amount due in connection with division fence
    § 55.1-2825
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Requirements for agreement to bind successors in title; subsequent owners
    § 55.1-2826
    (Effective October 1, 2019) How notice given
  • Article 7. Special Provisions for Unincorporated CommunitiesRead all
  • § 55.1-2827
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Courts to fix boundaries of villages to prevent animals from running at large
    § 55.1-2828
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Petition for action to fix boundaries of village or unincorporated community
    § 55.1-2829
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Entry of order if petition not contested
    § 55.1-2830
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Procedure in case of contest
    § 55.1-2831
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Order of court
    § 55.1-2832
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Animals shall not run at large after entry of order
    § 55.1-2833
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Costs
    § 55.1-2834
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Owner of domesticated livestock liable for trespasses
  • Article 8. Cutting TimberRead all
  • § 55.1-2835
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Damages recoverable for timber cutting
    § 55.1-2836
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Procedure for determination of damage
    § 55.1-2837
    (Effective October 1, 2019) When person damaged may proceed in court
    § 55.1-2838
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Larceny of timber; penalty
    § 55.1-2839
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Larceny of timber; failure to remit payment to owner; penalty
    § 55.1-2840
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Load tickets required for certain sales of timber; penalty
    § 55.1-2841
    (Effective October 1, 2019) Effect of article