Regulations on fences exist in each city, and Little Canada, MN has their own set of rules to follow, along with state guidelines. Understand that picking the perfect fence is not completely reliant on the design. There needs to be careful consideration when examining your property lines to find your fence placement, and even specific protocol when applying for permission to construct a fence.
Do I need my property pins exposed?
Can I build my fence on an easement?
What are the requirements of installing a fence around a swimming pool (above ground and in ground)?
Where can I place my fence on the property?
Do I need to notify my neighbors when getting a fence?
What is the good neighbor rule and does it apply for my fence?
Do I need a fence permit?
Who calls the utilities when installing my fence?
Do I need a survey before installing a fence?
What is the height restrictions on a fence?
Are there any design restrictions?
How do I choose a fence?
Understanding your property and proper fence placement is vital for an installation experience that does not end in fines or even more construction. There are ways to have your property evaluated if you are unsure of the exact layout.
Northland Fence does request all property pins to be apparent before fence construction in Little Canada. These can be found on the outlying corners of your lot, but will be underground. Use a metal detector to locate them.
If you are attempting to build a fence on a public easement, contact Little Canada City Hall to understand the special circumstances that allow to to tread on this public property. An easement encroachment agreement may need completed and the fence must still be able to provide access to these utilities.
For the safety of those in the neighborhood, swimming pools need to have limited access. A secure fence of at least 4 feet tall must surround it, with only one entrance. The gate must have a lock/latch which is kept locked at all times the pool is not being used. Make sure the fence is at least 3 feet from the edge of water.
Your fence must be set at least a foot from your property line on your residence. If certain parts of your land qualify as wetlands, fences cannot be built sufficiently on them. If you do not pay attention to the exact lines of your property, you city, or any neighbors whose land you’re using could sue or charge you fees.
Neighborhoods best thrive when there is open communication between all property owners. The addition of a fence can ignite tension, especially if it does not follow the rules of community, or you impede on another’s land. Know all of the ways of becoming and staying a ‘good neighbor.’
If you plan to have your fence completely on your own land, there is no legality which states your neighbors need informed. While constructing anything in a residential area, it can prove beneficial to be clear to all the other property owners in the area before unwanted negativity arises.
To be a ‘good neighbor’ is to actively take proper care of your property. So, yes, this will include your fence. After installation, it needs to be kept at high maintenance standards and not prove to be a complete eye-sore.
This rule also applies to boundary fences shared between neighbors. Both parties need to split the maintenance of a shared fence, but they also need to keep the other in mind when attempting any changes to the boundary fence.
During construction of any structure on your residence, certain processes exist for being approved for your addition to the property. This can involve taking a critical look at your property and predict what complications could arise.
A Fencing Permit is required for fence installation in Little Canada. The application can be found online, and can be mailed, or emailed. With this application, there is a fee and the location of your fence must be mapped out, along with the materials and height of the fence.
Northland Fence will contact Gopher State One to understand which areas need marked to be avoided during installation. If you are self-installing the fence the responsibility of calling the utilities falls on you.
A survey is not required if you have a clear idea of your property and submit the intended plan with your property lines shown with your permit application. If you do need to have a survey performed, there is help available at Northland Fence, thanks to their Certified Surveyor.
The look of a fence is one of the most basic things that pull you towards a specific design. There are many options available, but before fixating on a specific idea, make sure it aligns with any codes regulation the appearance of fence.
The height limit for fence installation in Little Canada is 6 feet tall for all backyards, or side yards. If the fence is in a front yard, or meets any sidewalks,or intersections, the height limit is 4 feet.
The only fence materials that are outlawed are because of safety concerns. There should not be any structures that are electrically charged in residential areas. The same restriction is placed on barbed wire.
Choosing the best fence for your situation depends on the purpose you’d like the fence to serve. It’s important to also take the durability of the fence into consideration, especially during the harsher Little Canada seasons. After knowing the function, you can go on to choose a specific design and material.
Cedar fencing is a very common choice for a fence, and at first installation it is beautiful OVer time, the fence will need repeated maintenance, and can become extremely discolored. This is why many are choosing vinyl fencing for it’s 20-30 year lifetime and low overall maintenance.
Fence installation in Little Canada can be completed confidently if your design matches all of the regulations. Special circumstance can be examined by contacting Little Canada’s Building Division. Trusting in a top-rated fencing company like Northland Fence can take a lot of the stress away while still meeting every standard.
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 Little Canada community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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