Fence Permit Application Checklist
- Fence Permit Application – All relevant information must be provided. This includes, but may not be limited to, customer/contractor information, how many squares and estimated costs. INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED.
- (2) Surveys – Customer/contractor may provide 2 copies of original survey to scale. Documents shall not be reduced or enlarged. Proposed fence shall be clearly indicated on surveys.
- Tree Permit Application – If construction requires removal of trees.
- Notice of Commencement Form – Form must be completed for all permits with value of $2,500
NOTE: The Land Development Code has specific height requirements for corner and atypical lots. Contact the Planning Division for further information (386) 506-5674.
A lot within a subdivision which, as a result of subdivision design, abuts a street at one end and any of the following at the opposite end:
- A waterway or body of water, either of which is 100 feet or more in width, including but not limited to the Halifax River and Spruce Creek;
- A golf course fairway or green within the same subdivision; or
- A designated common open space area within the same subdivision which is 100 feet or more in width.
Fence Land Development Code Requirements
- All fences: 5’ from right-of-way and outside visual clearance triangle (LDC, Ch. 16, Sec. 6)
- Individual single-family and two-family residential lots:
- Max height - 6’ in rear or side yards, except as provided in subparagraph (e) below; 4’ in required front yards abutting rights-of-way, except as noted below.
- Corner lots with a secondary front lot line abutting a local street: a 6’ tall privacy fence may be placed up to the front plane of the house.
- Corner lots with a secondary front lot line abutting an arterial or collector road: a 6’ tall fence may be place within 5’ of the secondary front lot line.
- Through lots with a rear lot line abutting the right-of-way line of a local street or arterial or collector road, a privacy fence not to exceed six feet in height may be placed on the rear lot line.
- Atypical lots:
- Max height – 4’ within the required rear yard setback, except as provided in subsection (h) below.
- Chain link fences may not exceed 6’ in height within the rear yard.
- Nonresidential uses:
- Max height – 10’ (unless approved as part of a development plan to meet the buffering requirements between different types of uses, per chapter 13, section 3.5)