What do I need to know about putting up a fence?

Permits are not required for putting up a fence. Property lines should be determined by a surveyor. Fences may be placed up to but not on the property line. On street sides, fences must be at least one foot back from the sidewalk. Fences may be up to six feet high in the back yard (non street side) and up to four feet high in the front yard or street sides of a lot. Placing the “nice” side toward the neighboring lot is a courtesy to neighbors, however, there is no code to require this practice.

If you live on a corner lot, you are subject to additional fence regulations and should call the Community Development Department at 507-457-8250 before installing a fence.

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2. How do I know if signs/awnings can overhang the sidewalk in front of my business?
3. How do I get floodplain information?
4. What are the requirements for installing a pool?
5. What do I need to know about putting up a fence?
6. How do I determine where my property lines are?
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