Fence and Wall Heights

The following regulations shall apply to fence and wall heights in the R-R, R E, R 1, R 2, R 3, R 4, R 5, PRD, U-N, R 5A, R 5B, TNZD, R 6, R 7, R 8A, OR, OR 1, OR 2, OR 3 and OTF Districts:

Fence Location Maximum Height
Required front and street side yards 4 feet
Required side and rear yards 8 feet when constructed of solid materials; 6 feet when constructed of chainlink materials

In all other zoning districts, fences and walls shall be restricted by the maximum building height of that zoning district except when abutting an R-R, R E, R 1, R 2, R 3, R 4, R 5, PRD, U-N, R 5A, R 5B, TNZD, R 6, R 7, R 8A, OR, OR 1, OR 2, OR 3 or OTF district, in which case the above standards shall apply.

Fences and walls not located within a required yard shall be restricted by the maximum building height of that form district.

Fences and walls are required for swimming pools. They shall be a minimum height of 4 feet above grade and have a self-closing, self-latching lockable gate.


SIGNATURE ENTRANCE

Any wall(s), fence(s), guard house(s) or similar structures exceeding 4 feet in height, constructed at an entrance to a major single-family subdivision or to a multi-family complex of ten units or more.

The maximum height of a signature entrance varies depending on the setback from the right-of-way:

Setback Distance Maximum Height Allowed
10 feet 14 feet
9 feet 13 feet
8 feet 12 feet
7 feet 11 feet
6 feet 10 feet
5 feet 9 feet
4 feet 8 feet
3 feet 7 feet
2 feet 6 feet
1 feet 5 feet
0 feet 4 feet

When signature entrances are constructed on man made berms, the berm will be considered in the overall height.

Please see Chapter 4, Part 4, Section 3 of the Land Development Code for the entire text of the signs, walls and signature entrances regulation.

Light fixtures and guard houses may extend an additional 4 feet.

The maximum length of a signature entrance shall not exceed 150 feet on each side of the entrance roadway. Any structure extending beyond this length shall be considered a fence or wall and shall meet the requirements summarized above (see Section (B) of the fences, walls and signature entrances section of the Land Development Code).

Two signs, not exceeding 15 square feet in area each, attached to the signature entrance may be provided at each entrance to the development (refer to Chapter 8, Sign Regulations, for specific information).

Signature entrance plans shall be reviewed for compliance and approved by the Division of Planning and Design Services, as well as Public Works Department if the signature entrance is located in the public right-of-way.

HEIGHT MEASUREMENT

The following methods shall be used to measure the height of a fence, wall or signature entrance:

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

These requirements shall also apply to fences, walls and signature entrances: