Curtilage | Propertylogy

Curtilage

By on December 15, 2018

Curtilage refers to the enclosed ground space immediately surrounding a dwelling or building that is part of the property.

Examples of such spaces include lawns, patios, land, etc.

Curtilage is an important concept when it comes to law enforcement.

This is because a search warrant for a particular address will be limited to spaces that are legally part of the property.

Areas that is not part of a property will be outside the jurisdiction of a search warrant.

This also means that curtilage areas are private property even if it’s outside a house. And intrusions are illegal.


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