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Fences
Ordinance Requirements
illegal fence
The fence on your property should be maintained at all times. It is unlawful to allow your fence to lean or to have missing, loose or broken slats or panels.

The fence is not allowed to have symbols, writings or other graffiti except for signs which pertain to the address or occupancy of the property. It is prohibited to have barbed wire, hog wire or chicken wire, or to have an electric fence.

Pool Fencing
If you have a swimming pool, a fence, structure or gate is required to completely surround the swimming pool to prevent small children from inadvertently wandering near the pool and falling in. The fence, structure or gate shall not be lower than six feet in height, and not have any openings that will allow a four-inch diameter sphere to pass through; and all gates should have a self-closing and self-latching device designed to keep gates closed and locked at all times.

Fence Permits
A permit is required to build any fence on your property and can be obtained from the Building Inspection Department, 972.230.9610.