Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code - Section 16.026. Adverse Possession: 10-Year Limitations Period
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§ 16.026. ADVERSE POSSESSION: 10-YEAR LIMITATIONS
PERIOD. (a) A person must bring suit not later than 10 years after
the day the cause of action accrues to recover real property held in
peaceable and adverse possession by another who cultivates, uses,
or enjoys the property.
(b) Without a title instrument, peaceable and adverse
possession is limited in this section to 160 acres, including
improvements, unless the number of acres actually enclosed exceeds
160. If the number of enclosed acres exceeds 160 acres, peaceable
and adverse possession extends to the real property actually
(c) Peaceable possession of real property held under a duly
registered deed or other memorandum of title that fixes the
boundaries of the possessor's claim extends to the boundaries
specified in the instrument.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended
by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 764, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Last modified: August 11, 2007