Most fences do not require a permit.
Fences require a permit when any of the following conditions are met:
Informational Brochure - Fences
- Fence is over 4.5 feet tall, except where located within the buildable area of the lot or in the rear yard not abutting a street. Contact the Planning Division for setback information (414) 479-8957.
- Fence is located in the front yard.
- Fence is located in a side yard abutting a street.
Submit a completed building permit application
and two sets of plans which include a sketch/photograph of the fence design and the location of the fence on a site plan/survey.
For more information, please contact the Building & Safety Division at (414) 479-8907. | Email