2014 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
844. Interference with interest; physical injury.
844.10 Private nuisances.

WI Stat § 844.10 (2014) What's This?

844.10 Private nuisances. Any fence, hedge or other structure in the nature of a fence unnecessarily exceeding 6 feet in height, maliciously erected or maintained for the purpose of annoying the owners or occupants of adjoining property, shall be deemed a private nuisance. However, nothing herein contained shall limit the right of a municipality to forbid the erection of a fence less than 6 feet in height.

History: 1973 c. 189; Sup. Ct. Order, 67 Wis. 2d 585, 767 (1975); Stats. 1975 s. 844.10.

That a fence is less than 6 feet in height does not preclude a finding that it is a private nuisance. Schultz v. Trascher, 2002 WI App 4, 249 Wis. 2d 722, 640 N.W.2d 130, 00-3182.

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