Fence Permit Submission Checklist

1.Completed Building Permit Application, information required

  • Project description
  • Project location
  • Owner & Contractor: Name/Address/City/State/Zip/Phone
  • Estimated cost
  • Applicant signature and Application date

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. Fence Picture, showing the fence style:

  • Draw, illustrate, or photograph an example of the fence and its support structure.
  • Also, please note the fence type/style and material.
  • The support structure must face you 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.
  • Payment can either be made at the time of permit application or when the permit is issued.
Fence Permit
Mail fence permit materials to:
Planning & Zoning Department
RE: Fence Permit
5909 N. Milwaukee River Parkway
Glendale, WI 53209

How tall can the fence be?
Rear yard = six (6) feet
Side yard = four (4)
Front = 3.5 feet. No fence , other than decorative or split rail type allowed.
(No permit needed if the proposed fence is 3.5 feet or less).