A fence permit is required for any new non-residential fence. Routine maintenance and minor repairs to a non-residential fence may not require a Fence Permit as deemed by City staff. If reconstruction of a damaged nonconforming fence is to be done, a fence permit application will need to be submitted to the Planning Division. Planning staff will determine whether repairs or reconstruction of a nonconforming fence will need to be brought into conformance upon review of the application. Note: A “nonconforming fence” means a fence which does not meet the fence requirements in the City Code such as height, material, setback, or clear zone.
Construction of new residential fences and modification of legally existing residential fences on parcels in residential Plan Areas no longer requires approval of a Fence Permit from the City if the fence design and installation complies with City Code Section 6.85.030. The residential fence and wall standards checklist can be used to determine compliance. Fences constructed or modified to be inconsistent with these standards may be subject to City Code violations and fines.