When building a new fence on your property, you should have a clear understanding of your landowner’s fencing rights. You should do your research beforehand to save yourself from any obstacles or challenges during the building process. Usually, there is no issue with a property owner building a fence that lies entirely on their property. However, the fence may be subject to local regulations and ordinances. Before building a fence, you should know what types of features are permitted, as well as any height restrictions or regulations. This article will help you know what your rights are before your fence installation.
Plan for Approval
When building a fence, once you have the plan outlined, you should seek any necessary approvals from city or county offices. It will vary by where you live and where the fence will be built, but any good fence contractor will know the regulations and what rules need to be followed. In most cases, there are few issues with a landowner building a fence on his or her own property—especially if it is a wooden fence, ornamental fence, or any other common fence.
For many landowners, when a fence is built, it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the fence. Be aware of what maintenance is entailed before building a fence so you know what to expect.
In most cases, problems arise with fences when they are built in between two adjoining pieces of property. To avoid disputes, be sure to know exactly where your property line is and do not build a fence that crosses it. If you have an agreement with a neighbor ahead of time, it is a good idea to have everything in writing, as evidence that the fence was agreed upon.
Trust the experts at Paramount Fence, Inc. to know what the landowner fencing rights are. With Paramount Fence, Inc., fence installation in Chicagoland has never been easier. Call us today at 630-225-7680 to learn more about fence installation or fence repairs.