“No Trespassing” – Indiana’s Purple Paint Law

(UNDATED) – Now that deer hunting season is in full swing, hunters and others need to remember Indiana’s purple paint law.

The purple paint law, which went into effect on July 1, 2018, is a way landowners can keep people off their property with just a little purple paint.

The “Purple Paint” law says that “a property owner may “deny entry” to property by placing purple marks on trees or posts around the property. “

The law’s author, Rep. Dave Wolkins, said property owners will no longer have to spend money on signs that can fade or be removed or building and maintaining fences.

The law, HB1233, specifics state:

1) each purple mark must be readily visible to any person approaching the property and must be placed:

(A) on a tree, as a vertical line of at least 8 inches in length and with the bottom of the mark at least 3 feet and not more than 5 feet from the ground; and not more than one hundred 100 feet from the nearest other marked tree;

(B) on a post, with the mark covering at least the top 2 inches of the post, and with the bottom of the mark at least 3 feet and not more than 5 feet 6 inches.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email