A permit is not required for the routine maintenance of fences or walls or for the relocation or construction of fences or walls relocated or constructed to accommodate a public improvement project.
All fences shall be constructed of materials normally manufactured for, used as, and, recognized as, fencing materials such as: wrought iron or other decorative metals suitable for the construction of fences, fired masonry, brick, concrete, stone, chain link, metal tubing, wood planks, and vinyl or fiberglass composite manufactured specifically as fencing materials. Fence materials shall be materials approved for exterior use and are weather and decay resistant.
No landowner shall use: rope; string; wire products including, but not limited to, chicken wire, hog wire, wire fabric, barbed wire, razor wire and similar welded or woven wire fabrics; chain; netting; cut or broken glass; paper; corrugated metal panels; galvanized sheet metal; plywood; or fiberglass panels in any fence or any other materials that are not manufactured specifically as fencing materials. No landowner shall construct a fence or wall of used, damaged or unsafe materials.
All fences or walls shall be installed with the finished side facing the adjoining street or property. The finished side shall be considered the side without structural supporting or mounting members.
Fences or walls in a front yard shall not exceed 36 inches in height, shall be an open-type of fence (such as picket, metal post, wrought iron or split rail) and shall not obstruct visibility. No fence or wall shall block a motorist’s view of pedestrians or of vehicles entering or exiting the property.
In a residential district on a corner lot at the intersection of two streets, the maximum height of a fence shall be 36 inches along the street from which the residence takes its address; the maximum in other yards shall be 8 feet.
No fence or wall along side yards or rear yards shall exceed 8 feet in height.
Fences that are not within a residential district shall have a maximum height of 10
A maximum height of 12 feet shall be permitted where the applicant proves to the Zoning and/or Code Enforcement Officer that such taller height is necessary to protect public safety around a specific hazard, such as around an electric substation.
All fence heights shall be measured from the average surrounding ground level.
No fence or wall shall be installed within 2 feet of any public or private street or right-of-way.
All fences and walls shall be installed and maintained a minimum of 1 foot from all side and rear lot lines.
All gates that adjoin any lot line shall swing inward (toward the landowner’s yard).
Supp. V; added 9/12/2011