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Planning Commission Meeting Times

Starting in March 2024, all Planning Commission Public Hearings will be moved from a start time of 7:30 PM to 7:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact our offices. 

Posted: Dec-21-2023 | view story

Thomas Trawick, AICP
Zoning Division Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions|Fences

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Where can I build my fence?

No fence can be constructed in a public right-of-way or future street right-of-way. If a fence is adjacent to a public road right-of-way and within the required setback in a residential district such fence shall not exceed six (6) feet in height respectively. No fence shall exceed eight (8) feet in height along any side or rear property line. Any fence above seven (7) will require a permit. No fence, wall, structure, shrubbery, or other obstruction to vision between the heights of three (3) feet and fifteen (15) feet, except utility poles, light or street sign standards, or tree trunks shall be permitted within twenty-five (25) feet of the intersection of the right-of-way lines or streets, roads, highways, or railroads as long as the same also complies with State Law.


Can I build my fence on the property line?

If a fence is placed on the property line, then it becomes an adjoining fence with that property owner. As you plan where to erect your fence, it is important to consider how you will maintain it. If you erect a fence on a property line, your neighbor may also enjoy the benefit of the separation between your property, and if they too decide to erect a fence to enclose their property, they may be able to "hook in" to the fence you erected on the property line. It is recommended that fences be placed a minimum of six (6) inches off the property line onto your property.


Are swimming pools required to be fenced?

A swimming pool must be fenced with a sturdy material of chain link or of material and colors compatible with the main dwelling; that prevents entry and is continuous around the pool except for gate openings; that is a minimum of five (5) feet in height; that has latches out of reach of children or at least five feet off the ground; and is locked to exclude all persons unless a responsible person is at the pool.

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