Although most fences built within the City do not need a building permit, the City does have regulations regarding the height, placement, and materials for new fences. For instance, all fences must be:

  • Located at least two feet away from the right of way.
  • Constructed with the finished side facing the exterior.
  • Constructed of durable materials such as wood, brick, stone, split rail, or wrought iron/aluminum. Fences may not be constructed using exposed concrete block, used or discarded material in disrepair, including but not limited to pallets, tree trunks, trash, tires, junk or other similar items.

Residential Fence Information

Residential Fences

For more information regarding fences, please see Section 710.04 of the Zoning Ordinance