Before Construction, Remember to Obtain Permits

A fence serves many purposes on your property. It provides privacy, adds beauty, keeps children and pets safely inside your yard, provides a backdrop for backyard fun and can be a structure vines and plant life to climb. You might be tempted to go ahead and install your fence, but before you do, be aware that you need to obtain a permit first. If you didn’t know that, no worries – most people don’t realize the necessity of fence permits.

Many municipalities operate online permitting databases for convenience, but services are also available at most town or city halls. One example, for the City of Orlando is below.

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Complete the following steps to get a fence permit in Orlando:

  1. Click here and thoroughly complete the City of Orlando online Building Permit Application form. In the “Type of Work” section, check the “Fence” box.
  2. If you plan to complete the fence work yourself, click here and complete the City of Orlando online Owner/Builder Declaration form.
  3. Click here and complete all relevant sections of the City of Orlando online Residential Permit Appointment form to set up an appointment.
  4. Schedule your residential permit appointment for a time between Monday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Attend the appointment you scheduled.
  5. Pay any fees involved in getting a permit, and follow any other instructions you receive from the City of Orlando pertaining to getting a permit.
  6. Once a fence permit is obtained, consider hiring an Orlando fence business to help get your fence completed. They can walk you through the entire process and bring the project to a successful completion.
  7. Schedule your residential permit appointment for a time between Monday and Friday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Attend the appointment you scheduled.
  8. Pay any fees involved in getting a permit, and follow any other instructions you receive from the City of Orlando pertaining to getting a permit.
  9. Once a fence permit is obtained, consider hiring an Orlando fence business to help get your fence completed. They can walk you through the entire process and bring the project to a successful completion.

Local Area Requirements

The process of getting a fence permit may differ from location to location, so check with your own city or town’s office to get all the details on how fence permitting works in your local area.
Once you’ve gotten any necessary permits taken care of, it’s time to get your project completed. A fence franchise can help make that happen. As you complete your project and begin enjoying your new fence, you’ll know it was worth all the necessary permitting steps you went through.

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