Do I need a permit for a fence?

You do not require a permit for a fence.  We recommend that you have the nice side facing out and put it inside your property line by 1-2 feet so you are not trespassing if you need to do any maintenance or repair on the fence.  Also, the fence should not exceed 6 feet in height.

Please note that if your neighborhood has a Homeowner's Association they may have rules about fences.

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1. What kinds of home improvements require a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit for a fence?
3. Do I need a permit for a shed?
4. Do I need a permit for a roof replacement?
5. How do I apply for a building permit?
6. Does the Building Department do electrical inspections?
7. How do I get Building Department records for a property?