Apply for a Fence Permit

Are you looking to build a fence on your property? Whether you're looking to build a fence on residential or commercial property, you're in the right place.

Online Form

Step 1.Create a Citizen Access account

We use a third party application called Citizen Access for our permits and licensing applications. If you've never used Citizen Access, we recommend that you review how to create an account before starting your application.

Step 2.Make sure you have time to apply

This application will take about 10 minutes once you've gathered the required information identified in the steps below.  You will be able to save your application and resume later if you need more time.

Step 3.Review the requirements

Your fence should be a minimum of 30 inches and no taller than 6 feet. 

When planning your fence, make sure to install it:

  • With the finished side facing outward
  • Using manufacturer's/industry standards
  • On your property only. It should not be installed in a public right-of-way
  • As shown on the site plan you will attach to your application

The Zoning Ordinance prohibits the use of these materials:

  • Chain link in the front yard
  • Barbed wire
  • Razor wire
  • Concertina wire
  • Electrified wire
  • Slats with a chain link fence
  • Used materials
  • Found objects (such as old doors, etc.)

Have any questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 4.Plan your fence

During the application process you will need to upload  a site drawing of the location and height of the fence. Include the exact locations and dimensions of the property lines, buildings, driveways, streets, and alleys. There are two types of fence: residential and commercial.

Step 5.Have your credit/debit card ready

You'll need to enter your credit/debit card information to pay the permit fee. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

  • The permit fee for residential fences is $22
  • The permit fee for commercial fences is $235

Step 6.Apply online

Login to Citizen Access and choose the Planning Applications category using the link below.

Apply Online in English

Step 7.We'll review your application

Expect to hear from us within 1-2 business days. We'll email you to confirm receipt of your application. Keep in mind that you may need to revise your plans if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

Paper Form

Step 1.Review the requirements

Your fence should be a minimum of 30 inches and no taller than 6 feet. 

When planning your fence, make sure to install it:

  • With the finished side facing outward
  • Using manufacturer's/industry standards
  • On your property only. It should not be installed in a public right-of-way
  • As shown on the site plan you will attach to your application

The Zoning Ordinance prohibits the use of these materials:

  • Chain link in the front yard
  • Barbed wire
  • Razor wire
  • Concertina wire
  • Electrified wire
  • Slats with a chain link fence
  • Used materials
  • Found objects (such as old doors, etc.)

Have any questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Plan your fence

Be prepared to provide a site map of the location and height of the fence. Include the exact locations and dimensions of the property lines, buildings, driveways, streets, and alleys. There are two types of fence: residential and commercial.

  • Residential - fence will be built on residential property. The permit fee for residential fences is $22
  • Commercial - fence will be built on commercial property. The permit fee for commercial fences is $239

Step 3.Print and fill out your application

Download, print, and complete your paper application.

Download Application

Step 4.Print your plans

Print 2 copies of your plans and 1 copy of your application form. Attach these to your application

Step 5.Mail or drop off your completed application

You can mail us your fence application or come to our office to drop it off. Our address is listed in the Contact Us section.

Make sure to pay the permit fee. For mailed applications, we accept check or money order. For in person payments, we accept cash, check or money order, and Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Step 6.We'll issue your permit

Expect to hear from us in 1-2 business days. Keep in mind that we may need you to revise your plans if we notice any missing or incorrect information.

Phone

Call us for instructions

You can find our number in the Contact Us section of this page. We'll get you all the information you need to apply for your Fence Permit. We don't take applications over the phone, but we'll make sure you have everything you need to get your application approved.

In Person

Step 1.Review the requirements

Your fence should be a minimum of 30 inches and no taller than 6 feet. 

When planning your fence, make sure to install it:

  • With the finished side facing outward
  • Using manufacturer's/industry standards
  • On your property only. It should not be installed in a public right-of-way
  • As shown on the site plan you will attach to your application

The Zoning Ordinance prohibits the use of these materials:

  • Chain link in the front yard
  • Barbed wire
  • Razor wire
  • Concertina wire
  • Electrified wire
  • Slats with a chain link fence
  • Used materials
  • Found objects (such as old doors, etc.)

Have any questions? Give us a call at the number listed in the Contact Us section.

Step 2.Plan your fence

Be prepared to provide a site map of the location and height of the fence. Include the exact locations and dimensions of the property lines, buildings, driveways, streets, and alleys. There are two types of fence: residential and commercial.

  • Residential - fence will be built on residential property. The permit fee for residential fences is $22
  • Commercial - fence will be built on commercial property. The permit fee for commercial fences is $239

Step 3.Print your plans

Print 2 copies of your plans. You'll have to attach these to your application.

Step 4.Have your payment ready

Be ready to pay your permit fee. For in person payments, we accept cash, check or money order, and Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

Step 5.Come to our office and fill out an application

You can download and print the application beforehand. Otherwise, we'll get you a copy when you come in.

Download Application

Step 6.We'll review your application

If your plans and application are complete and correct, we'll approve your permit at the end of your visit. Keep in mind that we may need you to revise your plans if we notice any missing or incorrect information.