Spring is almost here. While you are enjoying that natural Illinois beauty you might see trees painted with purple paint. Do you know what that means? Many don't realize how important the markings are, and how important it is to keep an eye out for them.

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Sometimes signs are taken down, stolen, or vandalized, so now many landowners have switched to paint. While the purple paint isn't everywhere in Illinois some are using it today and many may also start using it. You are most likely to see this in the woods, near farms on other properties.

Purple Paint Law

The Purple Paint Law gives landowners the option of marking trees or posts to prevent trespassing. One of the biggest benefits of the purple paint being used for no trespassing is that, unlike signs that can be removed or destroyed, the purple paint is pretty permanent. The Illinois State law is as follows,

SPRINGFIELD, IL  A new law signed by Governor Pat Quinn allows Illinois landowners or lessees the option of using purple paint markings on trees or posts on their property as a no trespassing notice. The Purple Paint Law is designed as an alternative which Illinois landowners can use to protect their property from trespassing.

This law is relatively new, it went in effective July 1, 2019.

If a property owner living in an unincorporated area places purple paint around their property on trees or fence posts, entering the property is forbidden and constitutes trespassing,

Staying Safe

Reminder... Purple Paint Is The Same As A TressPassing Sign, And The Same Laws Apply!

While signs are still used by some in Illinois, it is important to remember that if you walk past purple paint then you are trespassing, it's important to stay aware of your surrounding as you're having fun this Spring here in Illinois!

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