Freestanding privacy walls and fences in street-facing setback areas are limited to 42 inches in height. Up to six feet is allowed in side and rear yards. Masonry walls visible from the street shall be decorative, utilizing materials such as split-faced block or stucco to match the residence. Chain link fencing in the front yard is prohibited.
Freestanding walls and fences do not require a building permit, but still require Planning Division approval through an over-the-counter application called a Zoning Clearance.
Please submit a Uniform Application, a site plan (example) showing property line dimensions, location and details of the wall/fence such as material, height, and color of the proposed wall/fence.
If the wall/fence is on a shared property line, please obtain authorization from the neighbor on the “Fence, Wall & Hedges Signature form.”