Privacy fence

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Posted by: from New Waterford
6/26/2012 at 3:38:55 PM

How tall can I leagally build a privacy fence between me and my neighbor?

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Date/Time6/26/2012 at 3:48:49 PM

Hi Shawn,

The answer to your question depends on the municipal by-law within your municipality. The height requirements do change from municipality to municipality. It is usually 6' but you should validate that with your municipal office.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.



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Robert from Robert Graul in Montreal
Date/Time6/26/2012 at 5:13:36 PM

Hello Shawn,

In most municipalities it is somewhere between six feet and three meters ( x 2.204) = 6.6 feet. Make a quick call to your local municipality to confirm. They might also ask you for the property survey to make sure the fence is EXACTLY on the property line.

In many places...if applicable...your neighbour should pay for 50% of the cost of the fence providing you both can decide on an acceptable material and price.

Have a great summer !!


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Date/Time6/26/2012 at 5:44:18 PM

It is usually 6 ft in the back of the property and 4 ft in the front of the property but this should be double checked with your cities bylaws just to be sure.

Thank you,

Sherri & Dustin Depatie

Seamless Finishing Inc.

Office : 780-760-3852

Sherri : 780-297-0986

Dustin : 780-885-2231

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Sol Saca Renovation in Winnipeg
Date/Time6/26/2012 at 8:44:43 PM

You can only go 6 feet in hight, that is the code.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time6/27/2012 at 7:20:43 AM

Good morning Shawn,

Here is the phone number where you can call the municipality to find out the maximum fence height



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Date/Time6/28/2012 at 9:19:58 AM

To my understanding 6 ft is height of the fence that does not require acquiring permit.

With permit i beleive you can build anything, but it might have to be engineer stamped etc.

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