Permits are required for fences over 6 ft. in height. Fences over 7 ft. in height are not allowed.
Additional regulations, as found in the Municipal Code, allow for fences and walls to be built along property lines as long as they do not exceed the maximum height. In general, fences or walls may not exceed 6 ft. in height along the rear and side property lines and no more than 3 ft. in height within the front setback area. Fences and walls along side and rear property lines, outside of the front setback area, may have an additional one foot of lattice which allows for the passage of light and air (total maximum height is 7 feet.) Fences and walls along side property lines may not exceed 3 ft. in height within the front setback area.
Height is measured from the bottom (grade level) to the top of the fence or wall. Fences placed on top of a retaining wall do not include the height of the retaining wall. Fences and walls on corner lots have additional requirements.
Consult with the Planning Department for additional height and setback restrictions.