Do I need a building permit in order to erect a fence?
No, a building permit is not required to erect a fence.
Are there regulations regarding the type of fence that may be erected?
Yes, a fence shall not obstruct the view at a public or private road. The maximum height of any fence, or portion thereof, is six (6) feet. Fencing erected in the front yard setback area must be at least 50% open and no taller than four (4) feet in height. The finished side of any fence shall face outward toward adjacent properties; no double-fencing is permitted.
What material may I use when building a fence?
Permitted fencing materials include wood, vinyl, rod iron, composite, and chain link. Any other materials would be subject to approval by the Zoning Administrator. Construction fencing may be utilized during the construction of an improvement or structure and shall be removed within two (2) months of completion.
May I erect a barbed wire fence?
Barbed wire fencing is prohibited in all Single-Family Residential Districts. Barbed wire fencing below six (6) feet in height is permitted exclusively in Agriculture Districts.
May I erect and electrically charged fence?
Electric fencing is prohibited in all Single-Family Residential Districts. However, electric fencing is permitted exclusively in Agriculture Districts.