Fence Law

Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
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This course is for Texas landowners and focuses Texas fence law including open and closed range. If you are interested in more than one agricultural law topic, be sure to check out our Owning Your Piece of Texas course before purchasing this course.

Course Information

This course is a part of the larger Owning Your Piece of Texas course. It addresses the basic concepts involved in Texas fence law including open and closed range. We will also discuss important issues like liability for livestock on the roadway, animals on the property of another, and building, maintaining, and replacing fences.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between open range and closed range areas
  • Investigate local stock law status in your county
  • Recall the key provisions of the Texas estray law
  • Determine the obligation for building, replacing, and maintaining fences
  • Explain the provisions of the Removal of Adjoining Fences statute

*You will have access to this course for 1 year before your account is unenrolled. If you enroll in the full course, you will have access to all 10 modules for 2 years.*

Disclaimer: This online course is for educational purposes only, does not create an attorney-client relationship, and is not a substitute for competent legal advice by an attorney licensed in your state. The information provided is merely provided as general guidance.

This course comes with the online version of the handbook. A hard copy may be purchased by contacting Lacrecia at 806-677-5600 or emailing Lacrecia.garza@ag.tamu.edu.

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