Fence Installation Contractors Isanti, MN

Getting a Fence in Isanti, MN

Depending upon your city codes, fence installation in Isanti has more involved than choosing a design you’d like. There are many rules on where exactly you can place the fence, how tall it can be, and even protocol of when to contact your neighbors about construction.

Know Your Property

Property lines are not always apparent to an owner and you may have to take certain steps in recognizing the layout of your land. Locations a fence is not allowed are important to consider, so there is no unintentional building on others private property.

Do I need my property pins exposed?

Property pins are placed on the corners of your property. They can be easily found with a metal detector. Northland Fence does require all property pins to be fully exposed before any fence installation in Isanti is begun.

Can I install a boundary fence?

Boundary fences are placed directly on the property line between two neighbors. It is vital to understand that you cannot build a boundary fence without consulting the property owner you are sharing the boundary with.

Can I build my fence on an easement?

Fences can be built on public easements, but they have to follow certain rules of accessibility. The easement will have to be available for any maintenance, without your aid to reach it. This means including a 10 foot wide gate which is left unlocked for necessary maintenance. If excavation is required for a utility pipeline, the company will not be responsible for replacing property damaged in the process.

What are the requirements of installing a fence around a swimming pool (above ground and in ground)?

Fences are a required safety measure for any pool. Pools must be surrounded on all sides by a fence at least 4 feet in height which is resistant to climbing. Gates should use self closing hinges and latches. This is all in an effort to make the pool inaccessible to children when not in use, therefore all gates should be kept locked as well.

Where can I place my fence on the property?

Privacy fences on your property should be no less than 15 feet away from public property, such as sidewalks. Fences that are 4 feet or less and are mostly open, such as a chain link fence can be placed anywhere up to 1 foot from your property line. If a signed agreement is made with the neighboring property owner, fences can be right up to or on the property line.

Know Your Neighbors

Not openly communicating with your neighbors can produce unwanted tension. There are even specific laws you need to follow when constructing a fence in adjucture with your neighbor. Maintenance after fence installation is important to ensure the cohesive environment of your neighborhood.

Do I need to notify my neighbors when getting a fence?

If your fence is fully on your property, it is not required by law to inform them of construction. It can be common courtesy to still make them aware of your plans. This is also a chance to approach your neighbor about, perhaps, sharing the costs of a fence and completing a boundary fence.

Do not install a fence to enact revenge. An ugly fence installed just to spite your neighbors will result in a court case, because it is disallowed by the state.

What is the good neighbor rule and does it apply for my fence?

To be a ‘good neighbor’ you must take responsibility for any shared fences. If there is a boundary fence, both neighbors are equally in charge of maintaining the condition of the fence. No altercations can be made by the fence by either party without consulting the other.

Know The Details

Additional details such as the process of receiving a permit or how to contact the utilities are vital to ensure your fence plan does not interfere with any natural drainage or city utilities. Usually a fencing company in Isanti will handle most of these extra processes.

Do I need a fence permit?

Isanti Minnesota requires residents to apply for a zoning permit and have it approved before beginning construction. This application costs $80 will need to include a proper Site Survey or Plot Plan that shows precise property lines, existing structures, natural details of the property, and the proposed fence design. You will also need to schedule a final inspection with the Building Department once construction is complete.

Who calls the utilities when installing my fence?

Your fence installation should not interfere with underground utility lines. The installer of the fence will be liable for any potential damages. Contacting the utilities will be important so they can inform you of the locations. Installation companies will handle this responsibility to ensure no damages happen under their watch. You alone will be responsible for this if you are installing on your own.

Do I need a survey before installing a fence?

Having a survey performed will show you the complete layout of your property. Since the city of Isanti does not require a survey to be performed, they do not have surveyors available to the public. If you are not aware of your exact property lines, there is a Certified Surveyor available to evaluate your property at Northland Fence.

What should I do if I live on a corner lot?

When you live on a corner lot a triangle is formed abutting the intersection which must remain clear for proper vision of approaching drivers. This triangle is measured 25 feet from the corner, these points are then connected diagonally through the lot. The only type of fence allowed in this triangle is a chain link fence, since it allows adequate vision for drivers.

Know The Appearance

The look of a freshly installed fence can be exciting and add value to your property. After examining the utility of the fence, know the design must match city and sub-division appearance rules.

Whether you need a privacy vinyl fence to block the noise from neighbors, or an ornamental metal fence for classic decor, they need to coalign with what the City of Isanti expects from fence design.

What is the height restrictions on a fence?

Residential properties are allowed to have a fence 6 feet in height in back and side yards only. Fences in the front property may only be a maximum of 3 feet and must be at least 50% open.

Are there any design restrictions?

When constructing a residential fence in Isanti, the only materials that are outlawed are dangerous to the public. Barbed-wire and electrically charged fences are among those banned. This safety protocol is not the only concern for the public. Fences in front yards must also be fifty percent opaque or less for traffic visibility.

How do I choose a fence?

Picking a fence begins with pinpointing what purpose you’d like the fence to serve. After finding the use and style that is best for your property, the lifetime of the fence must be considered. Traditional cedar fencing is beautiful -for it’s first season, and can involve repeated maintenance several times a year.

Vinyl fencing has become a popular alternative to wood because of its extended life-time and low amount of maintenance. Northland fence has a large selection of vinyl fences, but can also aid in finding an elegant ornamental metal fence, or a black chain link fence for practicality.

It’s The Law

The only way to successfully install your fence without receiving fines is to know all of the regulations for fence installation in Isanti. A fence installation company can guide you through all of the protocol to help speed up the entire process. Trusting in a company like
Northland Fence is easy since they are dedicated to showing their customer’s why they are the top-rated fence company in Minnesota.

It's the Law

Understanding how to properly and legally install your fence is the beginning step in the entire process. While it is not as fun as choosing colors or designs, laws must be considered. Follow the specific regulations for the Isanti community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.

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