Tacit Dedication Law and Legal Definition

Tacit dedication refers to the dedication of property for public use through silence or inactivity.

Following is a state statute providing for a tacit dedication of a strip of land for use as a public road. All roads and streets in the state which have been or hereafter are kept up, maintained, or worked for a period of three years by the authority of a parish governing authority within its parish, or by the authority of a municipal governing authority within its municipality, shall be public roads or streets, as the case may be, if there is actual or constructive knowledge of such work by adjoining landowners exercising reasonable concern over their property. [La. R.S. 48:491].