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North Carolina Adverse Possession Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Adverse Possession Laws

Code Section1-38, et seq.; 1-17
Time Period Required for Occupation20 yrs.and Color of Title: 7 yrs.
Time for Landowner to Challenge/Effect of Landowner's DisabilityAfter disability lifted: 3 yrs.
Improvements-
Payment of Taxes-
Title from Tax Assessor-

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