Calif. Civil Code §846
Amended by S.B. 1072
Effective date: January 1, 2015

A property owner granting permission to a recreational user to enter the owner’s land for private, noncommercial aviation is not required to assure their property is safe for that activity.

Editor’s note — Private noncommercial aviation is just the newest addition to the list of recreational activities for which a property owner is not required to assume responsibility. Note, however, that existing law does not hold harmless a property owner who:

  • willfully fails to warn against dangerous conditions on the property;
  • receives consideration for granting permission to enter their property; or
  • expressly invites a recreational user to enter the property for recreational purposes.