Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 255

S.P. 133 - L.D. 391

An Act To Amend the Law Concerning Adverse Possession

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §810-A,  as enacted by PL 1993, c. 244, §1, is amended to read:

§ 810-A.  Mistake of boundary line

If a person takes possession of land by mistake as to the location of the true boundary line and possession of the land in dispute is open and notorious, under claim of right, and continuous for the statutory period, the hostile nature of the claim is established and no further evidence of the knowledge or intention of the person in possession is required , the possessor's mistaken belief does not defeat a claim of adverse possession.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333