Fences

Fence Permits

A Zoning Permit Application (PDF) is required for any new or expanding fence project in the city. The following requirements will be verified as part of the Zoning Permit review process:

  • Fences may be located up to, but not over property lines (the city recommends placing the fence a few feet back from the property line)
  • The "finished" side of the fence must face outward
  • Fences in side and rear yards may not exceed 6 feet in height
  • Fences in front yards may not exceed 3 feet in height
  • On shoreline lots, fences may not be placed within 25 feet of the ordinary high water line

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    Building Official
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