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Installing a brand new fence on your property is certainly worth the work. No matter what style of fence you choose, you receive the added benefits of different levels of privacy and a visually appealing design.

Installing a fence isn’t the easiest feat in the world. However, with a little hard work and preparation, you can install a beautiful fence yourself.

Before you do, though, it might be a good idea to catch you up to speed on Minneapolis’ 2024 fence code ordinance!

Fence Location: Do’s & Don'ts

Before building your dream fence, you must examine the zoning rules.

Fences can be installed, placed, or maintained along or adjacent to a lot line. As the fence owner, you are responsible for locating all property lines.

The big don’t when it comes to your fencing location encroaching on a public right-of-way or any other public property. However, you can request an encroachment permit from the city.

Another area where fence building is restricted is any place used for public safety. The area close to fire hydrants or the end of alleyways where obstruction of drivers’ view might be hindered is also against the fence ordinance.

Fence Height

Now that you know exactly where you can and can’t put parts of your fence let’s talk about the pre-approved height.

The max height for a fence in your front yard cannot exceed three feet. There is a possibility to increase this max height by one foot if that extra height is open, decorative, or ornamental fencing material that is less than 60% opaque.

The corner side area of your yard fence also adheres to the same rules as the front yard fencing area.

Interior side yard areas of your fence can have a max height of four feet. The maximum can be increased to six feet only if the adjoining property has maintained a minimum height of five feet along the entire length.

The rear yard portion of your fence can have a maximum height of six feet, while the area of the fence along public streets cannot exceed five feet.

Fence Design

Fences must be made of constructed wood, bricks, metal, or masonry and must be regularly maintained.

Essentially, you’re building your fence as a permanent structure, and it must stay that way.

Checking in With City Ordinances

Whether you’re starting your brand new fence or planning to start when the weather warms up next year, you must always check in with the city ordinances as some details may change every year. You can discover a more in-depth detailing of fence code ordinances here.

Let KNO Woodworks Handle All Your Wood Fence Needs in the Twin Cities

When you need a new fence installed, but the Minneapolis fence code ordinance is feeling over your head, call on KNO Woodworks. We’re not only knowledgeable about the local fence code ordinances, but our expert craftsmanship for fences is also second to none!

Start your project online today or give us a call at 612-226-5172 today!

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