Quick Answer

Do I need to get a building permit to put up a fence?

If the fence you want to put up is 30 inches or taller, you’ll need to get a building permit from the Department of Planning and Permitting.

Anything lower than 30 inches does not require a permit.

What you need to know

Before you start construction or get a permit:

  • The minimum fee to obtain a building permit is $18
  • If you belong to a homeowner’s association, you should check the association’s rules to see if there are any restrictions regarding the type and size of fences allowed