Standard fencing of the backyard does not require a permit. Backyard fencing cannot exceed 6 feet in height without a variance. Fences may be placed on the property line.
City Hall suggests obtaining a survey of the property before installing any fence to ensure that the fence is on the property. Fences at the rear of each lot may be placed upon the City's easement with the understanding that should the City or any utility company need access to the easement, the fence will be removed and any re-installation will be at the expense of the homeowner.