Zoning Rules for Fences in Newark Ohio

The following rules for fence installation in Newark are sourced from the Zoning Code of the City of Newark. We try to maintain an accurate version of the zoning code as it pertains to fences, but always check the current version.

ARTICLE 88
FENCES, WALLS AND SIMILAR STRUCTURES

88.1 CD, AD AND R-DISTRICTS

Fences, walls and similar structures may be located in required yards as follows:

  1. Any Yard: Not exceeding four feet above the adjacent ground.
  2. Side and Rear Yard: Not exceeding six feet above the adjacent ground.
  3. Corner Lot: Installation of a fence, wall, or similar structure shall comply with
    Section 6.11. For purposes of this section, a lot on the corner of any two public
    rights-of-way with vehicular traffic shall be considered a corner lot.
  4. Barbed – Wire Fences: Fences, walls and similar structures having wire, metal
    prongs, spikes or cutting points or edges of any kind whatsoever, shall be
    prohibited.
  5. Electric Fences: Fences charged with electricity shall be prohibited.

88.2 CSI AND OBCI DISTRICTS (except LI & GI per Section 88.3)

Fences, walls and similar structures may be located in required yards as follows:

  1. Any Yard: Not exceeding four feet above the adjacent ground
  2. Side and Rear Yard: Not exceeding six feet above the adjacent ground.
  3. Corner Lot: Installation of a fence, wall, or similar structure shall comply with Section
    6.11. For purposes of this section, a lot on the corner of any two public rights-of-way
    with vehicular traffic shall be considered a corner lot.
  4. Barbed Wire Fences: When approved by the Board, a fence using wire, metal prongs,
    spikes, cutting points or edges may be installed per the approval.
  5. Electric Fences: When approved by the Board, an electric fence may be installed per the approval.

88.3 LI AND GI DISTRICTS

  1. Any Yard: Fences not exceeding eight feet in height may be located in any yard.
  2. Barbed Wire: A portion of a fence with wire, metal prongs, spikes, cutting points or edges shall be a minimum of seven feet above ground level.
  3. Electric Fences: When approved by the Board, an electric fence may be installed subject to any limitations established in the approval

88.4 TRAFFIC VISIBILITY ACROSS CORNER LOTS
See Section 6.11.

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