Please complete the Zoning Permit Application (PDF) for fences. Include a site plan with location of fence in relation to property line, and materials and height of the fence.


All fences must follow City Ordinance Section 150.070. The fence must be located entirely on the home owner's property.

Keep in mind:
  • A zoning permit is required to put up a fence.

Tips for Locating Corner Irons

  • Renting a metal detector can give you an indication of an iron location before you start digging
  • You may not be able to find one or more of your property irons. Sometimes irons are dug up when utility work, street construction or similar activity has taken place near your property corners.
  • If an adjacent neighbor has recently done construction, they likely had to locate their irons and may be able to show you where they found a shared iron(s).
  • Utility poles, hedges, a sidewalk edge, or a neighbor's fence are not definite indicators of a property line location.
  • Before doing any digging, you should call Gopher State at 651-454-0002 to locate any utilities.