Do I need a permit to build a fence?

Residential Fences

As of April 1, 2021 construction of new fences and modification of legally existing fences where residential uses exist 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.  Use the RESIDENTIAL FENCE AND WALL STANDARDS checklist to determine compliance. Fences constructed or modified to be inconsistent with these standards may be subject to City Code violations and fines.

Residential Fence and Wall Standards checklist

Non-Residential Fences

New or modified fences on property where commercial, industrial, public service, and recreation uses exist or in areas outside of residential Plan Areas require approval of a Fence permit by the City.  Use the Fence Permit Checklist to determine applicable standards and include the completed Checklist along with your Fence Permit Application.

Fence Permit Checklist

Fence Permit Application

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1. How do I schedule an inspection?
2. When is my inspection?
3. Do you have the original plans for my house? If not, what should I do?
4. Can I submit my Building Permit application online?
5. What is the status of my Building Permit or Plan Submittal?
6. How long does a Plan Review of a project take to be completed?
7. Can I add a shed without a Building Permit?
8. Do I need a permit to build a deck if I am replacing “like for like”?
9. Do I need a permit for a window change-out?
10. Do I need a permit for a new driveway or to work on an existing driveway?
11. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
12. Do I need a permit for a canopy or carport?
13. How do I get permit information on a house I want to purchase?
14. How do I find out the coverage for my property?
15. How can I find out what the square footage of my home is?
16. Who should I speak to about defensible space or to schedule a defensible space inspection?
17. Who can I speak to about allocations/development rights?
18. How much are fees?
19. Where can I find more information about Building Codes?
20. How do I file a housing complaint?
21. How do I file a noise complaint?
22. Who do I speak to about tree removal?
23. Who should I talk to about drainage issues?
24. Who can I talk to if I have questions about Business Licenses?
25. How do I apply for a marriage license?
26. I don't really know where to start. Who can point me in the right direction?
27. I have an ADA question, who do I speak to?