All fences require a fence permit, which is issued when the fence plans comply with the City's fence regulations, for a fee of $50. Six-foot high fences are generally permitted along the sides and rear of a residential lot, with at least a 30% open area appearing consistently throughout the fence.
Front yard fences are allowed only on certain designated streets and must be at least 50% open and no taller than four-feet high. Please supply the following information with the fence permit application:
A drawing and elevation of the proposed fence
Calculation of open area appearing throughout the fence
Height of fence
Material color of fence
Site plan or survey clearly showing the proposed fence location
$50.00 application fee
Fence regulations are available on the City's Municipal Code or contact the Planning and Public Works Department at (314) 587-2820.