City Code allows a residential fence no taller than three (3) feet in the front yard and no taller than six (6) feet in the side and rear yards. Homeowners are to apply for a fence permit and allow the Zoning office to review and approve prior to construction of any fence. There is no fee for a fence permit application.
For a corner lot, there may be two front yards. There is no height requirement for commercial or industrial applications. The fence permit process involves supplying the Zoning Office with a dimensioned plot plan, showing the proposed fence location, the height of the proposed fence and any easements that are on the property. Staff will review the proposed fence location and proximity to any City services and any recorded easements, which need to be observed. There is no fee for this review. Applicants are to call Iowa One Call prior to applying so that underground utilities may be marked. For further information, contact the Community Development and Zoning Office.