Does the city require a building permit for fences?

No building permit is required; however, a fence in the front yard must have written consent from all abutting property owners, including those directly across the street. Please submit this to the Planning & Zoning Division in City Hall on the third floor, or at 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.

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1. When does the city require a building permit or inspection?
2. How do I obtain a building permit?
3. How are the permit fees calculated?
4. When should I request an inspection?
5. How do I request a building inspection?
6. How do I acquire a temporary occupancy permit?
7. Can I construct a detached storage building or garage?
8. Does the city require a building permit for fences?
9. Do I need a permit for a pool?
10. Is a permit required to install a lawn irrigation system?
11. Are there backflow requirements in the City?
12. What are the requirements to rent a property?
13. Are building permits required for private decks?