How Far From the Street Can You Build a Fence?

Many people want to maximize the size of their yard by installing the fence on top of their property line. Is this a good idea? And how far from the street can you build your fence?

It depends on where you live and the regulations specific to your city, county and covenant. If you have doubts, the best thing is to refer to the subdivisions protective covenants, or check with planning and zoning. Your experienced fence provider Metro Fence Company Inc, will be able to help you with this information as well.

Before you have your fence installed, get a survey from your county deed and assessor’s office, if you do not have it already, just to be sure that you do not accidentally put the fence outside your property`s line. If you do not do this and install your fence where it doesn’t belong, you will likely have legal issues and may be forced to rebuild your fence.

Typically, a fence must be set 2-8 inches from the property line. However, a subdivision with large yards is different than an urban row home, and those inches may vary, considering that they can make an important difference. This is why jurisdiction must be respected.

Also, if your home is a part of a homeowner’s association, you must comply with the association`s rules about fence placement.

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