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There are plenty of times the question of liability concerns crop up in the discussing placing caches.  There is a real fear of getting sued in today's litigious society.  Most, if not all, US State legislatures have enacted some form of "Recreation Use Statues."  These generally involve protection of the landowner, relieves the landowner from the requirements to keep the land safe, does not allow the landowner to ''create'' a hazard, and makes it clear that the visitors must use due care when on the property.
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When discussing placing caches on private property, there are times when the question of landowner liability comes up.  There is a fear of lawsuits in today's litigious society.  Most, if not all, US State legislatures have enacted some form of "Recreation Use Statues."  These generally involve protection of the landowner, relieves the landowner from the requirements to keep the land safe, does not allow the landowner to ''create'' a hazard, and makes it clear that the visitors must use due care when on the property.
  
Different states have differing laws and statutes.  The below link goes to the National Park Service page that links to brochures for each state for further information:
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The National Park Service publishes [http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/helpfultools/recusebrochures/ Recreational Use Statute brochures] for all 50 states. Each brochure provides basic information, the specific state law title, and contacts for further information.
http://www.nps.gov/ncrc/programs/rtca/helpfultools/recusebrochures/index.htm
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Each brochure has the title or code for the Recreational Use Statute for that state for further information.
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Disclaimer: The information presented here is for
 
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general informational purposes only and is not
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intended to provide legal advice to any individual
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or entity. Consult your own legal advisor before
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taking any action based on this information.
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and may be distributed and copied.

Revision as of 00:10, 18 January 2007

When discussing placing caches on private property, there are times when the question of landowner liability comes up. There is a fear of lawsuits in today's litigious society. Most, if not all, US State legislatures have enacted some form of "Recreation Use Statues." These generally involve protection of the landowner, relieves the landowner from the requirements to keep the land safe, does not allow the landowner to create a hazard, and makes it clear that the visitors must use due care when on the property.

The National Park Service publishes Recreational Use Statute brochures for all 50 states. Each brochure provides basic information, the specific state law title, and contacts for further information.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice to any individual or entity. Consult your own legal advisor before taking any action based on this information. Information presented here is public information and may be distributed and copied.

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