Fence Requirements

Fence Requirements

Definition of a Fence:

Any barrier constructed of wood, wire, metal, stone, or a combination thereof, excluding single strand or barbed wire fences. Such fences shall not exceed 72 inches in height, except in Industrial Districts, in the side or rear yard; or 48 inches in height in the front yard. All fences in the front yard or a vision triangle shall not exceed 48 inches in height, shall be 90% see thru, and shall not obstruct the vision of pedestrians or motorists.

Regulations:

A Building Permit ($30.00)  + $25.00 Zoning Fee for fences shall be required when any one section exceeds twenty (20) feet in length. Rear or side yard fences may be placed immediately adjacent to, but not across the property lines, and shall be placed so that the most aesthetic side is facing adjoining lots. Fences shall not exceed 72 inches in height, in all but industrial districts. Fences may be placed or erected in the front yard building setback line provided they do not exceed four (4) feet in height and are 90% see thru, and does not obstruct the vision of either pedestrians or motorists.

Fences may be constructed of wood, wire, metal, stone, or a combination thereof. Wire fences shall be of mesh or woven design. No single strand wire fences are permitted. No Barbed wire shall be used in fence construction. No fence shall be less than thirty (30) inches in height. All fences shall be kept in good repair or condition.

All fences shall meet the structural and permit requirements of the Building Code. Any person constructing a fence shall be required to contact Digger's Hotline before placing fence posts.