A section of township road in Pa. was laid out in 1968 and the end is at a lakefront. A person has put a dock on said road and used it for over 20 years and says he has mowed the grass in that area for over 30 years. Has this portion of the road lost it's public designation and can this person claim the property he alleged he mowed.
State/Country relating to question: Pennsylvania
Local supervisors over the past 20 years of frustration.
Who owned the land - the township or municipality?
The twp laid out the road and residents signed a petition so the twp would take care of the rest of the road. ..they quit claimed a portion of their land to a width of 33 feet from 30 feet.
Then the township owns the road or whatever the residents gave them - a person CANNOT make a claim of adverse possession of gov't. (township, municipal, state, federal, etc.) land.Nor can a person make a claim for a prescriptive easement either - which is like an adverse possession claim but they just get use of the property instead of ownership of the property.Since it's the township's land - it's only they that have the standing and property interest to oust this individual and mandate he remove his dock.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask!Please remember to only rate my answer when you are satisfied with my response. IF you feel the need to click either of the two starts on the left, please STOP and reply to me via the "CONTINUE CONVERSATION" button. Let me know the issue you have and I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.If you give any rating below 3 stars then I will not be compensated in any way for helping you today.The "helped a little" is considered a negative.Thank you,Law Pro
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