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From Permits to Codes: What's Required for a Fence Installation

A new fence can be the perfect way to add both value and security to your property, but you’ll want to ensure you’re following the local fence code to avoid headaches down the road. As part of the fencing installation process, you’ll want to ensure you get the correct information for your city and the right permits to make sure your new fence is legal. By making sure you’re aware of the proper rules and regulations before chain link fence installation begins, you know you’re getting a fence that will last, without risking any non-compliance penalties.

 

Why All the Fuss?

 

The purpose of a fence code is to make sure a minimum standard is met to keep your community safer and more beautiful. Details, like fence height codes, can vary from community to community. In addition, if you’re a member of a Homeowners Association, or HOA, your contract may include stipulations that go above and beyond city requirements. Generally, there are three types of codes we see:

 

  • Residential - The rules for residential fencing are intended for homes and support the city’s interest in maintaining a more attractive and consistent visual aesthetic. They frequently govern height and materials.

  • Commercial - Designed for industrial and commercial areas, these allow for increased security that doesn’t detract from property values in the surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Pool - If you have a pool, you may be required to maintain pool fencing that follows strict guidelines to help prevent unauthorized access and accidental drownings. This frequently differs from standard fence code.

The Fencing Installation Process

Your fence starts by contacting us through the form on our website or with a phone call. One of our specialists will visit you, talk about your fencing needs, and provide a free, no-obligation quote listing the expected cost, a drawing of the fence, the height, and the materials to be used. With that quote in hand, you’ll want to review your city’s fence code. It should be available at city hall or the city’s website. If a permit is required (Victorville and Adelanto) you’ll need to obtain one before professional fence installation can begin. At that point, it’s as simple as signing a contract and setting a starting date.

Trust the Pros

While we do our best to stay abreast of local civil statutes, the responsibility always falls to the landowner to ensure they’re in compliance with fence code, even if their neighbor’s isn’t. If you have any questions about professionally installed fencing or would like to set up a time to get a free quote, contact All American Fence Erectors today. We’ll help create the beautiful fence your property needs.