Fence Permits

Important information about Fence Permits

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
  • Notary fees
  • 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.

Watch our Fence Permit Video

Need Help?

We can help!  Send us your Questions, or pick up the phone and give us a call!

Important information about Fence Permits

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
  • Notary fees
  • 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.

Watch our Fence Permit Video

Need Help?

We can help!  Send us your Questions, or pick up the phone and give us a call!

About the author

About the author

Zach Peyton

Zach Peyton is the Owner & CEO of Superior Fence & Rail of North Florida, Inc and a founding partner in Superior Fence & Rail Franchising, Inc. Prior to coming to Jacksonville, Zach served in the United States Army for five years as an intelligence officer. He served one tour in Afghanistan and received the Bronze Star for his service. Zach brings his military experience to bear in the fence industry, with a focus on integrity and respect. This focus has helped Superior Fence & Rail become a leader in the fence industry.

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