Fence Permit FAQ: Columbus Ohio

Fence Permit FAQ: Columbus Ohio

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We put the following FAQ together to help homeowners research their fence options in Columbus, Ohio. This information only deals with the City of Columbus, not other areas in the Columbus Metro Area. While we try to keep this resource up to date please note we do not represent the City of Columbus. If you would like an estimate check out our info on fence installation services in Columbus Ohio.

Do I need a permit to build a fence in Columbus Ohio?

No, you do not need a permit to build a fence six feet tall or less. However, Columbus has strict regulations for fencing corner lots in order to maintain visibility.

Do I need a permit to build a privacy fence in Columbus Ohio?

Yes, you will need a building permit to build a privacy fence taller than six feet. Also, privacy fences taller than six feet are subject to setback requirements in rear and side yards.

What are Zoning Code rules for building a fence in your front yard?

Even though you will not need a Building Permit to build a fence you need to be aware of Vision Clearance section of the Zoning Code. In order to maintain vision for drivers and pedestrians fences along streets, driveways and corner lots are limited in height, opacity and placement. You should call 614-645-8637 or visit the Zoning Office to get your plans approved.

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