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Home Improvement  /  May 5, 2022

Are Permits Necessary When Building a Fence?

A fence offers both practical and aesthetic benefits for your property. But you’ll need to cover all bases when having one built this season, including whether or not a permit is required for the project being one of the most important. The short answer? Yes! Depending on a few important factors, you probably will need a permit. 

When Getting a Permit Becomes Necessary

If you live in a highly populated area, the chances are high that you’ll need to get a permit for fence installation. But if you live somewhere more remote, you most likely don’t need one. Apart from the location, the height of the fence you’re planning to build will also determine the necessity of a permit. A privacy fence in the backyard, for instance, won’t often require one – unless that same fence is over six feet tall. Depending on the neighborhood, the same type of fence being installed in the front yard may need a permit if it’s over three and a half feet tall. 

Obtaining a Permit for a Fence Installation

The surest way to determine whether you should get a permit for a fence installation is to visit your city’s official website. Information about such topics is often found there. On the off chance that it’s not, you can just ask your town’s building inspector or inquire about it at your local city hall. You’ll be likely asked to pay a fee when you submit your application or once your project gets the green light. Keep in mind that some towns may ask for a detailed proposal of your fence installation, covering important aspects of the project, including your choice of fence material, design and height, or written consent from your next-door neighbors.

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Handyman Connection® of Mason is always ready and available to handle your home improvement and maintenance needs. Whether you need a fence built, replaced or repaired, you can count on us to deliver only exemplary results. We proudly serve Blue Ash, OH, and the Greater Mason area. Call us today at (513) 733-3777, or fill out this contact form to request a FREE estimate.

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