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When there is no fence between adjoining proprietors or when a particular enclosure is divided between two or more proprietors and either desires to have a division fence erected, any two selectmen of the town where such land is situated, and, if the same is situated in more than one town, then one from each town, may view such dividing line, first giving notice to such proprietors; ?and, if they deem it reasonable that such fence should be erected at the expense of each of such adjoining proprietors, shall divide and stake out a line and assign to each his portion thereof and limit a time within which it shall be erected; ?and each proprietor shall erect a sufficient fence on the portion of such line so set to him. ?If either makes his portion of such fence and the other neglects to make his portion within such time, such selectmen may cause the fence to be completed, and the expense thereof, as certified by the selectmen, shall be paid by the proprietor so neglecting. ?Any person who neglects to erect a sufficient fence on the portion of such line so set to him, within the time prescribed by such selectmen, shall be fined not more than two dollars for each day of such neglect.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Connecticut General Statutes Title 47. Land and Land Titles § 47-53. Apportionment of division fence. Penalty - last updated June 28, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ct/title-47-land-and-land-titles/ct-gen-st-sect-47-53/
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