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Do I need a permit for a temporary fence?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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Then, what happens if I build a fence without a permit?
OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT. If you build a fence without a permit, chances are you'll get caught. Most municipalities enforce zoning laws that regulate fence height, materials used and even the style of fence if you live in a historic district. You can apply for a fence permit at your local building and planning office.
Subsequently, question is, how long does it take to get a fence permit? The amount of time varies by building department. Once the permit is submitted it can be as little as a day (rarely) but can also take a month or more (also rare.) Usually it is between a week-and-a-half and two weeks.
Considering this, do you need a permit for a backyard fence?
As a general rule, adding outdoor structures, like a fence, requires a permit, but the real answer depends upon the codes, zoning and regulations of where you live. According to Find Law, “most fencing laws limit the height of artificial fences in residential areas to four feet in front yards and six feet in backyards.
Do I need a permit for a gate?
Fences of any type exceeding 6 feet in height or masonry fences of any height will require a building permit. If the fence is less than 6 feet in height and is nonmasonry, you are not required to have a building permit, but you are still required to follow the county's planning regulations concerning fences.