Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version



Cornhusker Economics (October 2011)


Published by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural Economics. Copyright © [2011] Board of Regents, University of Nebraska.


Nebraska statutes establish a procedure for owners of land that does not have access to a public road, to have the county build an access road at the landlocked landowner’s expense. These statutes are called the Isolated Lands Statutes (NRS §§ 39-1713 to -1719). The process to provide access to isolated lands is not simple, and probably costly. The best way to avoid these situations is to make sure your land has access to a public road before you buy it. This newsletter provides a general overview of the isolated lands statutes. If you have questions regarding the isolated lands statutes, contact an attorney.