With the signing of LB 667 into law, Nebraska Revised Statutes Section 34-102 will be revised to include major changes for agricultural landowners. Under these revisions, adjoining landowners who share a fence must evenly split the cost of the division fence between them. These costs include both building and maintenance.

This revision applies to all adjoining landowners with division fences, including circumstances where one landowner has livestock and the other does not. In other words, if neighbor A grows corn on his or her land and neighbor B keeps livestock on his or her land and neighbor B wants to put up a fence, neighbor A must pay for one half of the cost of building and maintaining that fence.

LB 667 also provides that unless the neighbors pick a different type of fence, the default division fence shall be a four wire fence.