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I would like to construct a fence on my property, what are the rules and what is the process that I need to follow?
RULES: The City's Zoning Ordinance establishes different rules for fences in side/rear yards and front yards.

Front Yard:

• Shall not block the view of traffic.
• Shall consist of split rail, decorative iron, wood, engineered wood or plastic products, or similar
material.
• Shall not be chain link, snow fence, woven fence, or rubber of any kind.
• Shall not exceed 50% in opacity.
• Shall not be installed within the street right-of-way.
• The finished side shall face to the exterior of the property.
• Fence posts may not be taller than 48 inches with the fence no higher than 42 inches.

Side/Rear Yard:

• Shall not exceed 6 feet in height
• Shall not extend toward the front of the lot nearer than the front of the house or the required
minimum front yard, whichever is greater.
• May be placed on the property line (be sure to consult with your neighbor to be sure that you
agree on the location of the shared property line).
• The finished side shall face the exterior of the property.

Process: A zoning permit is required from the city before construction. In order to secure a permit a plot plan (sketch) illustrating your property and the location where the fence is to be constructed must be submitted. A description or illustration of the type of fence that you propose to construct must also be submitted. NOTE: A few of the neighborhoods in the City have specific neighborhood rules (deed restrictions). If you reside in one of the neighborhoods with these rules, be sure to consult the rules as well.

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