You DO NOT require a building permit to build a fence; however, your fence must comply with all City regulations and bylaws. You should contact the Planning & Development Division prior to construction to ensure that your proposed fence is in compliance with all city regulations.
Some general guidelines for building a fence:
- A fence can be no more than 1.83 m in the rear of the property and 1.22 m in the front of the property except if you are on a corner lot or adjacent to an alley and street intersection.
- All fences are subject to the Intersection Site Line Control regulations contained in the Traffic Bylaw No. 9900.
Note: The City does not locate property lines. To determine where your property lines are you must refer to a surveyor’s certificate or a real property report. These can be prepared by a Legal Land Surveyor.