Fences are tremendous additions to your home and your property. Fences over certain heights and at certain heights are controlled by various neighborhood regulations. After all, every fence is different and has to be used for a different purpose. However high you want your fence, you might want to think about some of these factors as you do.
Regulations on Fences Over Certain Heights
As we said, local laws and regulations typically spell out how tall a fence can go. Depending on if your fence is for the backyard or the front yard, it can only go up to a specific height, as well. Front yard fences have to be shorter so they don’t interfere with sightlines for passing cars. Blocked sight lines at intersections can endanger children and pets who may be nearby and unaware.
A variance is an application to build your fence higher than approved limits. For a variance, you will need to provide reasons why you want a higher fence. Please note that variances can make it more difficult for your fencing permit to pass review.
Homeowners associations, also known as HOAs, can be even harsher on fence regulations than municipal ordinances. Besides the height, other features of your new fence, such as color and what the fence is composed of will be regulated as well. Be sure to ensure you’re following all the required laws set down by your local HOA, too.
Functions of Different Fences
If you’re looking for fences over certain heights, also note that the function of a fence helps determine its height:
- Privacy Fences – protecting the privacy of your home, garden, and family.
- Pet Fences – protecting your pets, and keeping them inside your property.
- Pool Fences – protecting your pool and keep everyone from accidentally falling in.
- Property Fences – Defining the borders of your property.
If a fence is too tall, it can be shortened. If a fence is too short, however, it can be extended and made higher.
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