Are there permit, height, or location requirements for fences?

Yes; see Sec. 23-5.2.2(3) of the Zoning Ordinance. Generally speaking, residential fences cannot exceed 10 feet in height, except in the front yard where the limit is 4 feet. Under typical circumstances, zoning approval is not needed for fences, nor is there a requirement that the “pretty” side of a fence face a certain direction. Barbed or electrified fences have special restrictions. Property owners are encouraged to contact Zoning staff with any fence-related questions.

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1. How can I find the zoning of my property?
2. Is a permit needed for a small garden shed? What about an agricultural/farm building?
3. What are the regulations for keeping chickens at my house?
4. Can I keep bee hives at my house?
5. Am I allowed to keep farm animals on my property?
6. Are there any restrictions on how tall the grass in a yard can be?
7. How many inoperable or junk vehicles are allowed on a property?
8. Are there permit, height, or location requirements for fences?
9. Where can I find a plat of my property?
10. What are the requirements for mobile food trucks?
11. Can I operate a daycare in my home?
12. What are the regulations for home-based businesses?
13. Is there a restriction on how many people can live in a house?
14. What type of approval is needed to host events?
15. Am I allowed to shoot guns on my property?
16. What are the zoning requirements for solar panel installations?
17. Where can I find commercial sign requirements?
18. How do I request a zoning confirmation letter?
19. Who do I contact for a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
20. How can I request a "no-wake" buoy on Lake Anna?