Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 272 – Fences and Enclosures
272.010 Section 272.020.1 272.030
1. Any fence consisting of posts and wire or boards at least four feet high which is mutually agreed upon by adjoining landowners or decided upon by the associate circuit court of the county is a lawful fence.
2. All posts shall be set firmly in the ground not more than twelve feet apart with wire or boards securely fastened to such posts and placed at proper distances apart to resist horses, cattle and other similar livestock.
(RSMo 1939 § 14570, A.L. 2001 H.B. 219 merged with S.B. 462)
Prior revisions: 1929 § 12907; 1919 § 5512; 1909 § 6455
For more information about Fence Laws, please vist the Missouri Extension’s website at http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G811
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