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Chapter 7. Adverse Possession
Establishing title; payment of taxes and special assessments by
Sec. 1. In any suit to establish title to land or real estate,
possession of the land or real estate is not adverse to the owner in a
manner as to establish title or rights in and to the land or real estate
unless the adverse possessor or claimant pays and discharges all
taxes and special assessments that the adverse possessor or claimant
reasonably believes in good faith to be due on the land or real estate
during the period the adverse possessor or claimant claims to have
possessed the land or real estate adversely. However, this section
does not relieve any adverse possessor or claimant from proving all
the elements of title by adverse possession required by law.
As added by P.L.2-2002, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.171-2006, SEC.7.
Property owned by state or political subdivision; adverse
possession action against political subdivision barred after
Sec. 2. (a) Title to real property owned by the state or a political
subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2-13) may not be alienated by
(b) A cause of action based on adverse possession may not be
commenced against a political subdivision (as defined in
IC 36-1-2-13) after June 30, 1998.
As added by P.L.2-2002, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.16-2009, SEC.30.