Fence/Retaining Walls
  • Fence standards:
    • No fence may be higher than 42" may be built within the required front yard setback. 
    • Maximum allowed side & rear fence height is 6’. 
    • The structural posts & framing members of the fence must be facing the interior of the lot. 
    • Fences & retaining walls 42” or less in height do not require a permit, unless such wall is structurally supporting a surcharge.
      • A “surcharge” on a retaining wall is any load in addition to level grade, within that area defined by a 45 degree angle from the bottom of the footing to level grade.
    • Please refer to our Municipal Code 17.135.080 or for easy reference we have a Residential Fence handout.
  • Applying for a permit see: "Permit Application Process"

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1. Permit Application Process
2. Contractor Requirements
3. Zoning Information (Lot coverage limits, setbacks, etc)
4. Accessory Structures
5. Adult Care Home
6. Demolition Permit
7. Driveway/Approach
8. Fence/Retaining Walls
9. HVAC/Plumbing
10. Manufactured/Tiny Home Placement
11. Planter Strip Tree Removal/Replacement
12. POD (Portable On-Demand Storage)
13. Residential Alteration
14. Swimming Pool/Spa