What You Should Know About Fencing Permits

February 24, 2016 ~ Posted By Kathy Crum


New homeowners who aren’t familiar with obtaining a fence permit, fencing regulations and laws on home renovations and additions may be surprised to learn they need a fence permit before installing their new fence. There is a possibility you may not need a fence permit, but in most cases a permit is required.fencing-permits

Keep reading for more information on fencing permits and what you should know about them.

Fencing permit basics

The state or local government will specify in local code, zoning regulations, or other fencing regulations on whether or not a fencing permit is required for your project. These permits may also prohibit or regulate certain fence materials and heights. A homeowner in one area may not be able to install chain link fence, while a homeowner in the same town but a different area may be able to. It’s best to check with the local laws first.

How to apply

In some cases, you can file for your fencing permit online. However, if there are additional requirements, such as a CAD drawing, filing may take a little more time. Remember: if you hire a company to do your CAD drawing for your fence permit, the company should file the permit for you.

Not sure where to start? Many fencing contractors will help you through the fencing permit process, and other important fencing regulations, or complete some of the steps for you. Having years of experience in the industry, they know what does and doesn’t generally get approved in your area and what may be involved in acquiring your specific fencing permit.

Working with a local company such as Frederick Fence is extremely beneficial in these situations. They will know the local fencing regulations and laws well, and can assist you with your concerns or questions about your fencing project. Plus, having your fence installed by experts ensures the longevity of your fence, and after going through the hassle of filing for a permit, you want a fence that will last!

Looking for a fencing contractor in Frederick, MD?

For three decades, Frederick Fence has been the leading the leading provider of commercial and residential fences in the region. We build strong relationships with our clients as a company they can trust for their top-quality fencing needs. Our fence solutions are affordable, valuable, and guaranteed to leave our customers satisfied.

For more information on fencing permits and fence installation in Frederick, MD, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-49-FENCE. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about commercial or residential fencing solutions.
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