Common Fencing Guidelines

Fencing for your yard is just an extension of privacy from your home to your yard. If it’s for a small, simple yard or personal sanctuary or an oasis, it is your private area. But it is also your neighbor’s area. With sharing that fence for the yard, it is in both party’s control. It has to include both neighbor’s input.


Most fences are boundary fences that are on the property lines that allow neighbors to understand what area is who’s space. In that respect, that also means that both neighbors have the liberty to change the design as well as the style of the fence, as long as they have the other’s permission. It is a shared space that must have all input. If building or remodeling a fence, it is an important factor to be familiar with the property line and the other neighbor’s wants and needs for a fence.



Fencing Guidelines



There are 5 main guidelines when it comes to fencing regulations. In order to build a new fence, it is important to make sure that the fence follows each guideline before it is fully built. The 5 main guidelines are as follows:


  1. Fences must abide by the maximum and minimum height requirements.
  2. Fences are required to be positioned a certain way on or away from property lines.
  3. Some HOAs require certain materials to be used for fencing in your area.
  4. Permits are required to be able to change and modify your fencing.
  5. It is also important to make sure that your neighbors that you share your fence with are okay with the changes as well as the positioning and build of the fence.



Things to Consider



When building these new fences, disputes do happen regularly on what a neighbors may want as a fence. There can also be disputes with neighbors on existing issues to allow some of these rules to be bypassed. In certain cases, the proposed fence can be taller than the regulations set by the HOA. It is extremely dependent on the wants and needs of both neighbors as well as what the HOA and city government will allow. Another possible dispute that could occur is whether the neighbor even wants the change to begin with. In a similar case to the other example, it is important to contact the HOA or city government if the neighbors do not agree. A very important thing to keep in mind when looking at fences or old fences of homes that you are looking at purchasing is that if these fences are illegal now, were they illegal when the fence was built? If the type of fencing was not illegal when the fencing was built, then the fence can stay, but if the law was passed before the fence was built, the fencing is illegal and must be taken down immediately.


Despite the numerous hoops to go through building and creating these new fences, it is completely possible to create a fence that both neighbors as well as the HOA and city government is happy with.




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