How to get a fence permit in Reynoldsburg Ohio?

This article covers how to get a permit for building a fence in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Before starting a fence installation in Reynoldsburg, Ohio please check out the guide below.

Please note that we will try to keep this information up to date but we do not represent the City of Reynoldsburg.

Where do you get a fence permit in Reynoldsburg?

You obtain a fence permit from the City of Reynoldsburg, Department of Development
Planning & Zoning Division.

Complete the Zoning Certificate Application found here.

Permits should be submitted to the Building Department in City Hall, or mailed with a check to:

City of Reynoldsburg
7232 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH, 43068

How much does a fence permit cost in Reynoldsburg?

The fee for residential fence permit in Reynoldsburg is $35.

Checks should be made out to: City of Reynoldsburg.

Sections of the Reynoldsburg Zoning Code Relevant to Fences

Section 1105.11 FENCES AND SCREENING.

A. Fences. The following regulations shall apply to the location of fences in the front, side, and rear yards of properties located in the City of Reynoldsburg.

i. Fences in Olde Reynoldsburg Neighborhood District. The following regulations shall govern
fences located upon properties in the Olde Reynoldsburg Neighborhood District:

1. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Height. Between the front setback line for structures and
the front facade of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher than four feet (4FT).

2. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than three feet (3FT).

3. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Opacity. Front and corner yard fences shall be
constructed of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent (50º/o) open. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets
themselves.

4. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Height. Between the rear setback line or side setback line for
structures and the rear façade or side of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher
than six feet (6FT).

5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

6. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Opacity. Rear and side yard fences may be constructed of materials with a maximum opacity of 100%.

7. Fence Materials. Fences in residential districts shall be constructed of materials that match
or compliment any existing structures on a lot. This includes but is not limited to, painted
or treated lumber, vinyl, wrought iron, painted aluminum, brick, and stone. All lumber
fences shall be constructed so that the finished boards hide the vertical and horizontal posts when viewed from adjacent lots unless the fence is constructed in such a manner that the
finished look of both sides of the fence is the same.

ii. Fences in Residential Districts. The following regulations shall govern fences located upon
properties in residential zoning districts:

1. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Height. Between the front setback line for structures and
the front facade of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher than four feet (4FT).

2. Front and Corner YardFences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than three feet (3FT).

3. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Opacity. Front and corner yard fences shall be
constructed of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent (50o/o) open. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets
themselves.

4. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Height. Between the rear setback line or side setback line for
structures and the rear façade or side of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher
than six feet (6FT).

5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

6. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Opacity. Rear and side yard fences may be constructed of materials with a maximum opacity of 100°/o.

7. Fence Materials. Fences in residential districts shall be constructed of materials that match
or compliment any existing structures on a lot. This includes but is not limited to, painted
or treated lumber, vinyl, wrought iron, painted aluminum, brick, stone and chain-link
(rear yard only). All lumber fences shall be constructed so that the finished boards hide the vertical and horizontal posts when viewed from adjacent lots unless the fence is constructed
in such a manner that the finished look of both sides of the fence is the same.

iii. Fences in Commercial and Mixed-Use Zones and Districts. The following regulations shall govern fences located upon properties in commercial and mixed-use zones and districts:

1. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Height. Between the front setback line for structures and
the front facade of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher than four feet (4FT). 2. Front and Corner YardFences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than three feet (3FT).

2. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than three feet (3FT).

3. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Opacity. Front and corner yard fences shall be
constructed of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent (50%)open. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets
themselves.

4. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Height. Between the rear setback line or side setback line for
structures and the rear façade or side of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher
than eight feet (8FT). 5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

6. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Opacity. Rear and side yard fences may be constructed of materials with a maximum opacity of 100°/o.

7. Fence Materials. Fences in mixed-use districts shall be constructed of materials that match
or compliment any existing structures on a lot. This includes but is not limited to, painted
or treated lumber, vinyl, wrought iron, painted aluminum, brick, and stone. All lumber
fences shall be constructed so that the finished boards hide the vertical and horizontal posts when viewed from adjacent lots unless the fence is constructed in such a manner that the
finished look of both sides of the fence is the same.

iv. Fences in Innovation Zone. The following regulations shall govern fences located upon
properties in the Innovation Zone:

1. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Height. Between the front setback line for structures and
the front facade of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher than four feet (4FT).

2. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than three feet (3FT).

3. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Opacity. Front and corner yard fences shall be
constructed of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent (50°/o) open. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets
themselves.

4. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Height. Between the rear setback line or side setback line for
structures and the rear façade or side of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher
than ten feet ( 1 O FT).

5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

6. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Opacity. Rear and side yard fences may be constructed of materials with a maximum opacity of 100º/o.

7. Fence Materials. Fences in the Innovation Zone shall be constructed of materials that match or compliment any existing structures on a lot. This includes but is not limited
to, painted or treated lumber, vinyl, wrought iron, painted aluminum, brick, and stone. All lumber fences shall be constructed so that the finished boards hide the vertical and
horizontal posts when viewed from adjacent lots unless the fence is constructed in such a manner that the finished look of both sides of the fence is the same. Metal, non-chain-link,
fences are permitted in the Innovation Zone.

8. Barb-Wire Fences-Innovation Zone. Fences containing barbs may be erected as
rear fences to secure properties in the Innovation Zone. The Planning and Zoning Administrator shall only grant a fence permit for a fence of this type after determining
that the nature and location of the fence is not a danger to the public or intended to injury
persons engaged in lawful activity.

v. Fences in the Open Space/Schools Zone. The following regulations shall govern fences located upon properties in the Open Space/Schools Zone:

1. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Height. Between the front setback line for structures and
the front facade of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher than four feet (4FT).

2. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Setback. Front and corner yard fences shall be no closer
to the right-of-way than five feet (5FT).

3. Front and Corner Yard Fences-Opacity. Front and corner yard fences shall be
constructed of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent (50º/o) open. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets
themselves.

4. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Height. Between the rear setback line or side setback line for
structures and the rear façade or side of the principal structure, fences shall be no higher
than ten feet (10FT).

5. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Setback. Rear and side yard fences shall be placed on the property line of the subject property.

6. Rear and Side Yard Fences-Opacity. Rear and side yard fences may be constructed of materials with a maximum opacity of 50o/o.

7. Fence Materials. Fences in the Open Space/Schools Zone shall be constructed of materials
that match or compliment any existing structures on a lot. This includes but is not limited
to, painted or treated lumber, vinyl, wrought iron, painted aluminum, brick, and stone. All lumber fences shall be constructed so that the finished boards hide the vertical and
horizontal posts when viewed from adjacent lots unless the fence is constructed in such a manner that the finished look of both sides of the fence is the same.

B. Temporary Fences. Temporary fences may be constructed without a permit for the following reasons:

i. As required due to an unsafe building, right-of-way or utility maintenance emergency.

ii. A construction fence in conjunction with a site that has active building permits.

iii. In conjunction with an approved temporary special land use permit or any special event approved through the Parks and Recreation Department. Temporary fences of this nature may only be maintained for the length of the approved permit or through the duration of the special event.

iv. Temporary horticultural fences are permitted as temporary fences within the area designated for rear fences. Temporary horticultural fences shall be of an open design, shall not exceed four feet (4FT) in height, and not enclose an area larger than five hundred square feet (500SF).

v. Temporary fences may be constructed of materials or in a manner not consistent with the provisions of this chapter, but shall not be constructed in a manner designed to cause a hazard to public safety.

vi. In the event a temporary fence exists for a period of thirty (30) days or more, and the Planning and Zoning Administrator determines that it is a hazard to public safety, the Planning and Zoning Administrator may require a fence permit or that the fence comply with any provision of this chapter.

C. Generally Applicable Fence Regulations.

i. All fences, unless specifically exempt by this chapter, shall require a fence permit from the Planning and Zoning Administrator. No fence shall be erected, constructed, altered, relocated
or rebuilt prior to obtaining a fence permit. An existing fence that requires new vertical posts
to be set shall be considered an altered fence, and subject to a new permit. For the purposes of this chapter, a fence permit shall have the same effect as a zoning certificate in proving
conformance with the Zoning Code.

ii. Fences shall only be constructed in conformance with the provisions of this chapter and of the fence permit issued by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.

iii. No fence shall be installed in a manner or location which obstructs or alters the drainage of the lot on which it is located or of any abutting lot. All fences that are constructed abutting or across drainage easements shall be subject to the following additional regulations:

  • Shadow box fences and fences of an open design, which is defined as at least fifty percent
    (50%) open will be the preferred fence styles. For picket fences, the distance between pickets shall be no less than the width of the pickets themselves.
  • Privacy fences shall provide a gap between the vertical boards and the ground of no less than two inches (2IN).

iv. Fences may be inspected for compliance with the provisions of this Zoning Code. If any fence is installed, erected, constructed or maintained in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the Planning and Zoning Administrator may notify the owner or lessee of the fence in question to repair or replace the fence so as to comply with this chapter or to remove it.

v. No fence shall be constructed of materials such as highway guardrails, corrugated metal, metal wire or plastic mesh, or other such materials that are not designed for use as fencing material or are not sufficiently weather resistant and durable.

vi. No fence shall be constructed which is electrically charged, includes any material which is potentially hazardous such as spikes or barbed wire, or is otherwise designed to injure except as provided for in this chapter.

vii. Chain-link fences may not be utilized as a means of support for wooden privacy fences.

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