Fencing is the most popular solution for obtaining privacy, protecting children, and keeping pets in their own yard. Unfortunately, many individuals have installed a fence only to discover that they must alter it or even remove it due to local rules and regulations. Whether you need a permit for a fence will depend largely upon where you live.

Local rules and regulations

Each city has its own requirements for fences and rules can vary widely among neighborhoods, housing associations, and communities. It’s almost guaranteed that a permit will be needed, but the type and cost will depend largely on the local zoning regulations and codes. Most communities specify the height according to whether it’s in the front or back yard, construction materials of the fence, and how far away from property lines they must be set.