Installing a fence requires a special building permit in most cities and countries. Requirements and fees can be very different depending on your location. Typically, a contractor or an owner of the house must present their municipality with a copy of the property survey, along with the specifications and plans for an intended fence. Permit fees generally range between $150 and $400.
What am I paying for?
Municipality permit costs
Handling and Processing
What happens if I don’t have a Survey?
In the event you cannot submit a property survey (lost or damaged?), you must contact a professional survey company and arrange to have a new one made. The approximate cost of a typical property survey is $500.
Are there Penalties for Non-Compliance?
Yes! In most cases, both the property owner AND the fence installer are liable – and penalty fines can be shocking. Although some municipalities are more lenient than others, ensuring your permit documentation is accurate, and following the rules & limitations can save you thousands of dollars.
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