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Starting July 1, purple paint means no trespassing

Beginning July 1, 2018, if you want to keep people off your property, you can do so with purple paint.
(WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — So long 'no trespass signs.'

Beginning July 1, 2018, if you want to keep people off your property, you can do so with 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, 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.

“This is an efficient, simple way for landowners to keep trespassers out,” said Rep. Dave Wolkins, the House Committee Chair of Environmental Affairs. “It will also help minimize a property owner’s liability, prevent accidental trespassing and make it easier to prosecute trespassers. Because the paint cannot be easily removed, it can be effective for several years.”