RESIDENTIAL FENCE REQUIREMENTS
- Fences are allowed in back and side yards with a maximum fence height of 8 ft.
- Acceptable fence materials: brick, wood, wrought iron, cable tension and chain link. Under NO condition shall residential or commercial fences, walls, screens or retaining walls be constructed of BARBED WIRE, RAZOR RIBBON, SHEET METAL, AND/OR ELECTRICALLY CHARGED MATERIAL (Special exceptions made based upon agriculture needs.)
- Posts must be placed a minimum of 18 in. deep in concrete.
- Fences are not allowed in drainage easements unless the fence is 3 in. above ground to allow for drainage.
- No fence, screen, wall, or other visual barrier shall be placed in such a manner as to obstruct the vision of motor vehicle drivers approaching any alley intersection. At all intersections of an alley with a street, clear vision shall be maintained across the corner for a distance of 20 ft. back from a projected curb line corner along the intersection of the alley and street.
- Fences of any kind are not permissible in floodplain areas. Fences in easements (drainage, utility, water, sanitary sewer, etc.) are not permissible without the expressed permission of the Engineering Department. Exception: fences are customarily allowed in the standard 3-ft. lot line drainage easement, as long as the bottom member is elevated a minimum of 3 in. above finished grade (to allow the passage of water).
- All fences must be located on private property and cannot exceed property lines at any given point.
- Fences or walls enclosing a pool or hot tub shall be not less than 4 ft. in height with self-latching and self-closing gates.
- No obstructions may be placed within 3 ft. of the side lot lines for lots with alleys and / or within 3 ft. of the side and rear lot lines where alleys are not provided. Obstructions include, but are not limited to, driveways, or any other concrete work, pool decks, pool equipment, retaining walls, wood deck, patio covers, built-up flower beds, or similar structures that could impede or alter drainage.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION (IF APPLICABLE) PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR A PERMIT WITH THE CITY OF AURORA.