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Planning Your Own Fence Installation

Choosing the right fence for your property can be a time consuming task. This being said, don't waste time by choosing a fence that you later find your city will not allow. The very first step when deciding what type of fence you want to install should be, make a phone call to your local building, planning or zoning department. Most cities or townships have a fence code that you must adhere to. These codes vary from state to state and city to city. Examples of what you might find in your cities fence code would be; height restrictions, locational requirements, required picket spacing/opening, etc.  Before ordering your fence from www.fence-depot.com you will want to be sure that your city allows the particular style of fence you are interested in.

Another step you may need to take (depending on your city or township) is pulling a fence permit. Your city will usually provide you with a permit application. Some things you may need to gather to go along with your application is, a shop drawing (which can be pulled off www.fence-depot.com), a site plan indicating where on your property your fence will be located, and an actual picture of the intended fence. Again, these are all things you can find out by making that initial phone call to your local building department.

Although this may seem like a lot of effort just to put a fence in your yard, it is well worth it. You certainly do not want a building inspector showing up on your front doorstep demanding you remove your newly installed fence!

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