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Fences Commercial and Residential

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General Information

  • Any new fence or replacement fence exceeding 20 feet in length requires a permit
  • Maintenance of fences by replacing part or all of the fence boards or by replacing boards and posts up to 20' in length does not require a permit
  • Lack of a permit requirement is not authorization for obstruction of drainage or visibility easements

Plans submittal requirements

Two copies of a site plan or Property Survey of your property with dimensions indicating the location of the fence on the property.


An inspection will be required upon completion of work.

Fees and Applications

A permit fee is required, and an application must be completed and submitted to the Building Inspection department. Please call 972-466-3225 with any questions.

Fence Ordinance Highlights 

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