Real property

no trespassing signs

No trespassing signs can be useful to property owners—especially on large tracts of land or land that is not developed—to put persons entering the property on notice that the property is private property and if they do not have permission to enter, they may be committing civil and criminal offenses related to trespassing. In some states notice is required for a trespasser to have civil or criminal liability for entering the property without permission.

No trespassing signs may also protect a landowner against liability to a trespasser, as a lower duty of care is owed to trespassers in some states, and putting a person entering the property on notice that they are trespassing may strengthen the property owner’s defense against any liability claims if the trespasser is injured on the property.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes