Look for a New Color in The Woods this Fall- Purple Pain Law


Ok, we are all conditioned to see blaze orange when in the field. But what about purple? Well, keep a lookout. The “Purple Paint Law” signed by Gov Quinn this past August enables landowners to use purple paint, when used correctly, to serve as a “no trespassing” sign. In a nutshell, landowners can enforce a no trespass rule by marking trees or fenceposts as follows.

The purple marks must be either:
A vertical line of at least 8 inches in length. The bottom of the mark shall be between 3 and 5 feet high. Each mark shall be no more than 100 feet from another such mark and be readily visible to any person approaching the property.
A post capped or otherwise marked on at least its top 2 inches. The bottom of the cap or mark shall be between 3 feet and 5 feet 6 inches high. Posts so marked shall be no more than 36 feet apart and be readily visible to any person approaching the property. Prior to applying a cap or mark that is visible from both sides of a fence shared by different property owners or lessees, all such owners or lessees must agree to the decision to post their own property.

OK, that wasn’t a nutshell. Of course, no law can be simple so get more details here.

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