Full Statute Name:  McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated. Town Law. Chapter 62. Of the Consolidated Laws. Article 18. Fences, Strays and Pounds. Effective: July 1, 2001. McKinney's Town Law § 310. § 310. Lien upon strays.

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Primary Citation:  McKinney's Town Law § 310 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  NY TOWN § 310 Date Adopted:  1932 Historical: 
Summary: If any person finds any livestock on their enclosed land, or finds livestock on their land doing damage, and the livestock did not come from adjoining lands because of the refusal or neglect to erect a division fence required by law, such person may have a lien over all other liens on such livestock. The lien shall last for as long as such person retains possession of the livestock, and as long as the damage remains to his land, until the damages, charges, fees, and costs are paid for keeping the livestock.

Whenever any person shall have any strayed horses, cattle, sheep, swine or other beast upon his inclosed land, or shall find any such beast on land owned or occupied by him doing damage, and such beast shall not have come upon such lands from adjoining lands, where they are lawfully kept, by reason of his refusal or neglect to make or maintain a division fence required of him by law, such person may have a lien with priority over all other liens upon such beasts, for so long as such person shall retain possession of such beasts, for the damage sustained by reason of their so coming upon his lands and doing damage, for his reasonable charges for keeping them, and all fees and costs made thereon, and he may keep such beast until such damages, charges, fees and costs are paid, or such lien is foreclosed, upon complying with the provisions of this article relating thereto.

(L.1932, c. 634. Amended L.2001, c. 84, § 57, eff. July 1, 2001.)

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