What is the fence height limit?

It depends on the location of the property and the location of the fence on the site. See Zoning Code Minor Exceptions Table 4B. Please contact us with an address for more information:

  • Most fences can be up to 6 feet tall with a 2 foot lattice top (for a total height of 8 feet). However, there are many exceptions to this height limit.
  • All fences over 7 feet tall require a Building Permit from the Building Department.
  • All fences in a public right-of-way require an Encroachment Permit from the Public Works Department.
  • Fences located within 20 feet of a front property line or within 12 feet of a street side yard property line require a Fence Permit from the Public Works Department. These fences may be limited in height and/or required to be transparent.  
  • Fences in the Bald Hill Area have special design requirements and may be required to be transparent or allow corridors for animal movement. 
  • Properties with rear frontages on Center Blvd and Red Hill Avenue have special height limits and may be limited to 6 feet tall, or may be up to 10 feet tall with a 2 foot lattice top.

             

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