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Do I Need a Building Permit for my Virginia Beach Fence?

building permitThe fence is such a basic home accoutrement that it seems like a foregone conclusion that a homeowner would have the right to construct one as they please. This, however, is not always the case and many places, including Virginia Beach, may require homeowners to obtain a building permit before beginning fence construction. Get the facts on whether or not you need a building permit with Hercules Fence Virginia Beach.

Law Depends on Location

Different states and cities have different laws on how applying for a fence building permit works or whether you need one at all. Residents of Virginia Beach must apply (or have their contractor apply) for a permit through the city’s Permits and Inspections Division if the planned fence will be within 30 feet of, and substantially parallel to, any public right-of-way. A public right-of-way includes any public road, sidewalk, or other thoroughfare.

Dependent on the Type of Fence

In many places the necessity of a fence permit depends on the type of fence being constructed. In Virginia Beach fences cannot be taller than 8ft and require landscaping if the fence will be constructed within 10ft  (30ft if the fence is  chain link) of a right-of-way. However, vinyl fences may be located directly beside a right-of-way as long as the area is properly landscaped.

Required Info

Obtaining a permit often requires different information to be presented depending on where you are. In Virginia Beach the homeowner or contractor must present a copy of a physical survey or site plan drawn to scale. The plan must indicate the fence location and height, as well as any required landscaping. A list of fence materials should also be included. A fence building permit in Virginia Beach costs $35.60.

Want a Fencing Contractor that Handles All the Permits For You?

Then Call Hercules Fence Virginia Beach. The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day. Helping you choose your fence and getting it installed is one way we can earn your trust and become your permanent fencing company! Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach and Norfolk at (757) 321-6700, drop in, or contact us on our website to learn more about residential fencing options!

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