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Question DetailsAsked on 12/10/2016

my neighbor and i both have a no trespass order served on each other. she wants my things 8ft from property line

The properties are joined stakes have been placed after servay. Can she really make me move my things in or press charges on me if I don't move things 8foot in on MY property? There is nothing of mine on her property

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Of course, you would need an attorney to give a definitive answer to this sort of question.

Some types of things have to be kept typically 5 or 10 feet from the property line, depending on local codes - your Planning and Zoning department should be able to help you define those. Such items typically include outbuildings, sometimes RV's or trailers and such, sometimes pools and trampolines and such, and commonly (in fire code) certain clearance from neighbor's houses from woodpiles or fuel storage tanks or cans. And of course septic tanks and leach fields have specific clearance requirements too from houses, well, and houses.

But general items storage or yard placement of typical yard items - as long as it is on your side of the property line, unless it is deemed a "nuisance" or unsightly/eyesore under local ordinance or regulation (which would not be related to distance from the property line), then no she cannot do anything about it, and if she attempted to force you to could (especially if the no-trespass order was actually a court-issued Restraining Order) be considered criminal harrassment, and if the order had a nno-contact provision could be a violation of the order which could lead to a contempt of court citation against her.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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