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Law Summary

Electric fences are banned.

Full Text of the Law

05 21. 07. 00 FENCES.

(a) No person shall erect or maintain any fence charged with electrical current.

(b) No person shall erect or maintain a barbed wire fence which abuts or is adjacent to any public street or sidewalk. This subsection (b) does not prevent the placement and use of not more than three strands of barbed wire on top of a fence other than a barbed wire fence, provided such strands are not less than seventy-two inches from the ground.

Barbed wire partition fences may be erected and maintained as provided in Ohio R.C. 971.03.

(c) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

(ORC 3767.13)


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