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Residential Fences
Most fences do not require a permit.
Fences require a permit when any of the following conditions are met:
  • 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.
Informational Brochure - Fences

Permit Fee

Application Process
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

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