What kind of fence can I have? How tall can it be?

Examples of permitted fence types:

  • Treated Wood
  • Decorative Metal
  • Cast Iron Fences
  • Stucco Walls
  • Stone Walls
  • Brick Walls with a Stone Cap
  • If you want propose a different type of fence, contact the Planning Department.

Other Information-

  • No permit is required for installing a fence, however if a contractor is installing the fence, they must be licensed with the Town. 
  • Be sure to check with the Town and your HOA for development guidelines and standards, such as style and approved colors. If you live in a development with no HOA, you are only required to abide by Town standards. If the fence is for a commercial building, check with the Planning Department for guidelines.
  • Need to know where your property line is? You will need to contact a private surveyor to determine your property lines. 
  • Rear and side fences can be up to 6ft tall.
  • Front fences can not exceed 42 inches.
  • Front fences must be at least 50% see through.
  • Do you have a corner lot? If so, then a sight distance restrictions apply to the corner where the two streets meet. Contact the Engineering Department for more information.  

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1. What is proposed to be developed on the land next door?
2. What kind of fence can I have? How tall can it be?
3. Do you need to replace your dead tree?
4. What are the setbacks on my property?
5. I’d like to open a large daycare in my home, but the State tells me I need a zoning verification letter. How do I get that?
6. Am I able to have a business in my home?
7. Can I build a second dwelling on my property?
8. I want to expand my business and need a larger building. What do I need to do to add on to my existing building?
9. What are the key functions of the Planning Department?
10. What does it cost to process a land use application?
11. What is my property zoned?
12. Who is developing the land adjacent to my property?
13. What is the role of Planning Commission?
14. What is the Town of Frederick Comprehensive Plan?