Where on my property can I build a fence?
A decorative or chain link style fence may abut your side and backyard property lines and must not exceed six feet or measure any lower than three feet in height. When erecting a fence in your front yard, the fence must be a minimum of six inches away from a public sidewalk and stand no taller than four feet. If you are on a corner lot, you are considered to have two front yards.

A permit is required before any fence may be installed. Submit your permit application and site plan showing the fence location to the Building Department prior to starting your project.

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1. Will Valparaiso Building Department require permits and inspections during COVID-19 closures?
2. When don't I need a permit?
3. Where on my property can I build a fence?
4. Where can I put a pool?
5. Which building codes has the City of Valparaiso adopted?