Do fences on a residential lot require a permit?
Fences up to a maximum of 7 feet in height do not require a building permit. However, the property owner is responsible for making sure the fence is on their property and not within the public right of way and/or any pedestrian easement. Also, fences are not permitted where they would impede the free flow of stormwater. Fences may also be removed without being re-installed if they are placed within utility, drainage, and/or construction easements. The best advice with regards to fence placement is to have a survey conducted so that the property boundaries and easements are known and future issues do not arise.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What do I need to submit for a residential building permit?
3. Why are building permits required?
4. What are the current adopted building codes in the Town of Farragut?
5. Do fences on a residential lot require a permit?