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A fence permit is required to be obtained by the property owner or contractor prior to the installation of fence. The cost is $28.75. Basic information needed on the application includes the proposed fence materials and the fence height. A site plan illustrating the location of the fence is required. An application can be obtained online at www.citizenserve.com/hutchinson
If more than 50% of the fence will be replaced, a permit is required. A permit is also required if:
You can install a three-foot (3’) fence anywhere on your property. You can install a four foot (4’) open fence, such as chain link, picket, or split rail, anywhere on your property. You can install a six foot (6’) solid fence in the side and rear yards, but not in a front yard. If your house is on a corner lot, you will need to confer with the Planning and Development Department staff about fencing requirements for your property. Corner lots have special requirements, including limitations on fencing in the sight triangle near an intersection.
Permitted materials include:
Prohibited materials include:
Boundary disputes between neighbors are considered a civil matter, so you may need to enlist the services of a licensed land surveyor and/or an attorney. The City does not provide surveying services or legal counsel to residents. To determine if the fence is located on your property, you will need to contact a licensed land surveyor to survey the property lines, which will then determine the legal location of the fence.