Englewood, CO asked in Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Colorado

Q: I wan to finish off a fence between my backyard and a portion of my neighbors backyard.

There is an old post fence that I would like to replace with a privacy fence between my backyard and a portion of my neighbors front yard. It would be a property line fence. Does Colorado Title 35 article 46 section 112 require my neighbor to share in the cost burden of such a project? Or would any other Colorado law apply? My property is not used for agriculture or grazing, Its just a simple suburban residential lot.

2 Lawyer Answers

James Alan Greer

  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Boulder, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Dear Fence Line Property owner: The section you cite is pertinent to "agricultural or grazing lands". While you didn't make a distinction in your question, the legal authority supports your desires only if you are speaking about agricultural land. Here is the citation:

Universal Citation: CO Rev Stat § 35-46-112 (2016)

Where the agriculture or grazing lands of two or more persons adjoin, whether or not such lands are farmed or grazed, it is the duty of the owner of each tract to build one-half of the line fence.

JIM GREER is an attorney licensed to practice in CO and CA and has specialized in real estate transactions for the past 30 years; nothing herein shall be construed as the offering of legal advice insofar as Mr. Greer is not in an attorney-client capacity with the inquiring party.

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Donald C Eby

  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Castle Rock, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Not likely since your land is not agricultural.

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