New York, NY asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Pennsylvania

Q: I currently reside in Butler Pennsylvania and was curious as to the riparian rights concerning non-navigable waterways.

If a stream acts as a border between two private landowners who controls the water? Can I walk the stream with my children without trespassing. Assuming we have no ownership and are just visiting the area.

1 Lawyer Answer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Depends on width, depth, as to whether you can walk down it if you are not one of the landowner's.

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