You can trespass on them orally or in writing by delivering or mailing them a trespass notice. If you trespass against them orally, you need follow up with a written notice or at least record the contents in writing, since this becomes proof of the trespass notice. Trespassing against their property includes entering their land without permission or using their water, gas, or electricity without their consent.
Trespass notices are usually not required for casual trespasses, such as walking through someone's backyard or taking a walk on a public beach. In some states, like California, there is no requirement to give anyone else notice before entering someone's private property for a lawful purpose. However, if you intend to stay on another person's property, you should check with them first or leave a message indicating when you expect to be back.
It is important to note that just because someone is on your property does not mean that they have given you permission to enter their property. For example, people often walk their dogs on public lands without getting permission from the federal government. When doing so, they are technically trespassing but it is unlikely that anyone will attempt to cite or arrest them for this act.
People also frequently trespass on other people's properties without knowing it.
To serve a trespass notice in writing, just write the trespasser a notice informing them that they are not permitted to access the property. You can use the template from the Police Department's website or one from the Community Law Department's website. You'll need to print three copies. One copy goes into the letter itself with your contact information on it. Give another copy to the trespasser and keep the third copy as proof of service.
You can also visit any Sheriff's Office location or call (936) 637-6200 to have a notice served. The notice must include the name and address of the property owner and a description of the trespass. It should be sent by certified mail with return receipt requested. If the trespasser refuses to leave when told they are not allowed on the property, more serious charges may be filed against them such as criminal trespass or harassment.
In this case, you will need to leave a note under the door or inside the house with your contact information. If there is no doorbell or other way for the trespasser to reach you, they cannot be notified that the notice has been served.
I am being harassed by some people who live in an adjacent townhouse complex.
By getting a restraining order from the local court, you may obtain the equivalent of a legal "no trespassing" sign. Violation of either can result in incarceration. You can submit an arrest warrant with the police, which permits cops to arrest anybody discovered on the property.
In some states, you can get a protective order by calling 911 or going to a hospital. The police will then issue a civil protection order that prevents the person against whom it is issued from harassing, stalking, or attacking you.
The best option is to obtain a restraining order through the court system. These orders are available in all states and can be very effective in preventing harassment both before and after the case is resolved.
Restraining orders can apply to any person who may have been involved in causing you fear or intimidation. This could be your ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, family members, friends, or even people at work or school who might be responsible for some of your anxiety issues.
You should not use a restraining order as a means of resolving other issues such as disputes with neighbors or business partners. A protective order forms part of the ongoing litigation process and cannot be used as a standalone agreement. Any matters relating to these issues must be resolved through more traditional methods.