Zoning laws apply to homes and even to pre-engineered steel buildings. These rules determine what you can and cannot build on your property. Most of the time, the laws are related to the area where you live.
They affect the material, height and location of the fences you’re planning to build. Take note of these residential zoning laws fences.
Most communities are required to follow zoning ordinances regarding fence height. The maximum height of a fence is usually an issue. For instance, in San Francisco, a fence can’t be higher than three feet.
Fences that abide with the required height range don’t need a building permit. However, you must apply for a building permit for fencing equipment that would reach past the maximum height. In certain scenarios, taller fences are permitted if the property is on the border of a major roadway or airport.
Some zoning requirements are created to ensure harmony between properties. Electric fences that produce an electric shock are usually banned in most communities. Moreover, some communities have specific laws for natural fences like shrubs, trees or bushes.
Fences in bad shape may not comply with other zoning ordinances. This goes the same for fences that are seen as dangerous due to their poor condition.
Certain laws don’t permit building fences in front of a yard. At times, these laws only apply to chain-link fences. Zoning laws also require fences are at a safe distance from public right ways, such as sidewalks and roads.
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