Fence Permit & Guidance Info

Printable Fence Submittal Guide

1.Completed Permit Application 

Residential Fence Permit Application
Commercial Fence Permit Application


  • No fence, other than decorative or split rail type is allowed in front yard area. 
  • No permit needed if the proposed fence is 3.5 feet or less. (Fence height measured from ground.)
  • How tall can the residential fence be?

    Rear yard = 6 feet
    Side yard = 6 feet
    Front = 3.5 feet. 

2. Site Plan Illustrating:

  • Existing structures
  • Proposed location of fence and note height and approximate length
  • Driveway, patio, walkway, etc. Plat of Survey is preferred, a scaled drawing may also be acceptable. Note: setbacks if the fence is not going to be placed on the property line. 
    Please be aware that no back-to-back fencing is allowed.

3. Photo or illustration showing fence style:

  • Provide drawing or photograph of the proposed fence style and its support structure.
  • Also, please note the fence type or style and materials.
  • The support structure must face your property (i.e. the "good" side must face towards your neighbors).

4. Notification to all abutting property owners        of the proposed fence:

  • Signed Fence Waiver
  • OR Planning Department will notify all neighboring property owners that share a common property boundary with you, of your fence intentions.
    • Minimum two (2) week waiting period.

5. Permit Fee:

  • The residential permit fee is $105.
  • Commercial fence permit is $190. 
  • Please make checks payable to the City of  Glendale.
Fence Permit

Mail fence permit materials to:

Planning & Zoning Department
RE: Fence Permit
5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway
Glendale, WI 53209