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Permitted Height

Fence Heights are determined by the zoning ordinance requirements; the standards listed below are general and are intended for informational purposes only.   The City Zoning Ordinance dictates certain requirements for fence heights and locations. You must check the City Zoning Ordinance to ensure that the height and location of your fence meets these requirements. To determine the exact height restrictions for your property, submit a setback request (request for development standards).

 

The height of the fence is measured from the inside of the enclosure.

 

Front Yards

Walls, fences and hedges shall not exceed 3 feet in height on the front property line or within the required front yard in all single family districts except R1-5, except as provided in Article VII of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

Front Yards in R1-5 Districts

Fences a maximum of 6 feet in height are allowed provided:

  1. The yard enclosed shall not include more than 33 percent of the area between the front property line and the front setback line.
  2. The fence shall be set back 3 feet from the front property line.
  3. Corner lots must comply with the restrictions listed below.

Front Yards in R1-7 Districts

Fences a maximum of 6 feet in height are allowed provided:

  1. The yard enclosed shall not include more than 40 percent of the area between the front property line and the front setback line.
  2. The fence shall be set back 3 feet from the front property line.
  3. Corner lots must comply with the restrictions listed below.

Rear and Side Yards

Eight-foot fences and hedges are allowed on the property line or within the required side and rear yard.  You can build a fence up to 6-feet in height with standard construction details provided to you by the City.  Fences up to 8-feet in height may be allowed but will require engineered plans to be submitted and approved by the City.  

 

Corner Lots

Corner lot requirements can be found at Municode Section 7.104