Indiana Code 36-9-27-47

§ IC 36-9-27-47. Persons entering land under contract, easement, or statute; damage to drains; repair procedure

Sec. 47. (a) Whenever any person:

(1) goes upon any land under any contract, easement, or statute; and

(2) damages a regulated drain or impedes the flow of such a drain by placing pipe, cable, or other material over, under, or through the drain; the board shall serve upon the person an order requiring him to immediately repair the damages and remove the obstruction.

(b) If the person fails to comply with the order, the county surveyor shall repair the damage and remove the obstruction. The board may then bring an action against the person to recover damages, including the reasonable cost of repairing the damage and removing the obstruction, along with reasonable attorney’s fees. As added by Acts 1981, P.L.309, SEC.101.

Terms Used in Indiana Code 36-9-27-47

contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.

damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.

statute: A law passed by a legislature.