Indiana’s Purple Paint Law Means No Trespassing

Indiana’s purple paint law is an easy way for landowners to mark property lines.

Audio: David Wolkins (R-Warsaw) and Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) explain how this law protects private property and helps hikers and hunters from inadvertently trespassing.

According to the law, HB 1233, the paint must be:

(A) on a tree:

(i) as a vertical line of at least eight (8) inches in length and with the bottom of the mark at least three (3) feet and not more than five (5) feet from the ground; and

(ii) not more than one hundred (100) feet from the nearest other marked tree; or

(B) on a post:

(i) with the mark covering at least the top two (2) inches of the post, and with the bottom of the mark at least three (3) feet and not more than five (5) feet six (6) inches 19 from the ground; and

(ii) not more than thirty-six (36) feet from the nearest other marked post; and

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