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Fences should be maintained in a condition of reasonable repair. Any fence that has become deteriorated or dangerous must be restored to its original condition.


Zoning ordinance regulates the type and height of fences on residential and agricultural property. Here are some of the requirements:

  • Maximum height in the front yard is three (3) feet.
  • Maximum height in the rear yard is six (6) feet.
  • Fences made of combustible materials must be set back from property lines a minimum of four (4) feet if used as a perimeter fence. Gates made of combustible materials that are no wider than twelve (12) feet are an exemption to this setback requirement.

Generally, fences less than 6 feet in height do not require building permits; however, exceptions may apply so always check with the Community Development Department at 623-932-3005.

To report a dangerous or deteriorated fence, please complete a Service Request Form or contact at 623-882-7815.