For property zoned R1, R2 or R3, a fence up to eight (8) foot tall may be constructed at the property line except on the front property line. Note that you need neighbor permission and/or a building permit, if proposing a fence taller than six (6) feet. See table below for details.
In the front yard setback area, a three foot (3') tall fence is allowed except if you are on a corner lot.
|Fence Height||Neighbor Approval||Building Permit|
|Up to 6 feet||Not required||Not required|
|Up to 7 feet||Required (keep form with you and transfer to future property owners in case of disputes)||Not required|
|Up to 8 feet||Required (submit form with building permit application)||Required|
Use the Fence Approval Form to obtain permission of your neighbor in accordance to the table above.
Driveway or Roadway Gates
Driveway or roadway gates are permitted only on properties zoned Residential Hillside. You may apply for an exception to allow driveway or roadway gates for demonstrated safety and demonstrated security reasons on all other properties. These gates need to be set back thirty feet (30') from the front and/or street side property lines. A driveway or roadway gate exception may be granted at a public hearing, if you meet all the findings required for approval of a Fence Exception. Use the Application Form to apply.
If you want to build a fence that is not in accordance with the fence ordinance regulations, you may apply for a fence exception. The fence exception may be granted following a public hearing, if your application meets the findings required for such an exception. Use the R1 Exception Form to apply.