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Do I need a building permit for a fence?


A fence that is 6 feet tall or less does not require a building permit. Fences cannot impede vision between vehicular or pedestrian traffic, which is determined by the Planning Division. Additional restrictions for fences may apply if a property is located within the Downtown Design Overlay District  and the I-540 Overlay District. Any fence taller than 6 feet does require a building permit application to be submitted to the Building Safety Division.