Does the City require a building permit for a fence?

Building permits are not required for fences. Please note: one must acquire the consent of neighboring property owners in order to construct a front yard fence. Additionally, the fence must be constructed so that it does not impede into the established site triangle if it is on a corner lot. Fences may be erected up to side and rear property lines without a permit as long as City construction, height, and material standards are respected. A Certificate of Appropriateness is required in historic districts. View our Fence Summary Guide for more information.

Fence Summary Guide

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1. How do I find the zoning for my property?
2. Do I have to get a permit to work on my house?
3. Can I construct a detached storage building or garage?
4. Can I conduct a business in my home?
5. Does the City require a building permit for a fence?
6. Can I place a temporary sign on my property?
7. How do I apply for a Temporary Use Permit?
8. How do I get permission to have a Block Party in my neighborhood?
9. I live in a residential neighborhood. Can I have chickens in my backyard?