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Fence Permit Application

  1. Fence Permit Application
    Please fill out the following application to be reviewed for approval of a fence permit.
  2. Fence Permit Requirements

    §286-530.20

    A. No fence shall be erected by any person without first obtaining in writing a permit from the Administrator.

    B. Except as provided for in § 286-530.18, fences may be constructed in any location, on any lot. The maximum height of a fence shall not exceed seven feet in the side and rear yard.

    C. On any lot, fences located in front of the building line shall not exceed 42 inches in height. No solid/privacy or chain link or other wire-type fencing shall be permitted in the front yard.

    D. Use of barbed wire or electrified fencing is prohibited.

    §121-1 

    In order to maintain a free and unobstructed flow of surface water, every surface water drainage easement shall be unobstructed at all times by landowners. Any obstruction which, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, might endanger the health, comfort, or general welfare of the residents of the city, found to be in violation of this section, shall constitute a public nuisance, subject to abatement by the City at the expense of the landowner responsible for such obstruction.


  3. § 286-530.20 Location and design of fences.

    The maximum height of a fence shall not exceed seven feet in the side and rear yard.

  4. On any lot, fences located in front of the building line shall not exceed 42 inches in height.

  5. Examples of Permitted Fences
    permitted fences
  6. No solid/privacy or chain link or other wire type fencing shall be permitted in the front yard.

  7. Examples of Fences NOT Permitted
    not permitted fences
  8. APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT A SUBMITTED SITE PLAN (a drawing of where the fence will be with measurements). Please email attachments to siteplans@colonialheightsva.gov to include with your submission if error occurs attaching files.

  9. Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
  10. Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
  11. Street Address, City, State, Zip Code
  12. Statement*
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