971.02 Preferred partition fence for livestock enclosures.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section, all fields and enclosures in which livestock are kept or placed and that are bordered by a division line between the adjoining properties of different owners shall be enclosed by a preferred partition fence.

(B) Nothing in this chapter prevents an owner from building a fence that exceeds the requirements for a preferred partition fence established under this chapter. The owner building such a fence shall pay all additional costs and expenses of building the fence and maintaining it in good repair.

(C) This section does not apply to either of the following:

(1) The owners of adjoining properties that enter into an agreement in accordance with section 971.04 of the Revised Code;

(2) Fences that were constructed prior to the effective date of this section.

Effective Date: 2008 HB323 09-30-2008