Do I need a permit for a fence?

Fences and walls up to 6.25 feet in height may be erected in the side and rear yard of any residential lot and zoning or building permits are not required.  In the front yard, fences over two feet in height are not allowed.  Fences may be of any standard fence material, including, but not limited to, chain link, wood picket, or split rail, and they may not be electrified or have barbed wire.  The smooth finished side must face out toward neighboring properties.

If you live on a corner lot, you have two front yards, and your options for the erection of a fence are limited.  Please contact the Montgomery building department for assistance if you are not sure where a fence may be placed on your property before you have the fence installed as you will be required to remove any non-compliant fencing at your own expense.

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