What do I need to do before installing a fence?

All fences require the issuance of a Building Permit.  The cost of the permit is based on the value of the fence.  Fences are permitted to be installed with no setback from the property line.  We strongly recommend that a survey is used to determine the location of propety lines.  If a fence is proposed to be installed over a utility easement a permit will not be issued without permission from the affected agency to encroach into the easement.  Fences in rear and side yards are permitted up to six feet and height and may be of any approved material or style.  Fences in front yards are limited to four feet in height, shall be constructed from a decorative material and may not be solid privacy style.  Fences installed as part of a swimming pool barrier must comply with the Building Code for such purpose.