The important decision of constructing a fence should be done with reasoning and in-depth research. A fence can be a large investment, so to keep it to code, it is important to fully know all of the rules associated with fence installation in Mora, MN. The city can order your fence be tore down if you are not following the rules.
Instill confidence in your choice by knowing the commonly asked questions about the regulations of building such a barrier.
Property lines must be known prior to your construction. These are the basis of placement of your fence, so the better you know where your property begins and ends, the more sure you can be of your fence layout. Save time by preparing for utilities that could be underground in your land which should not be disrupted.
Property pins are found in the corners of your land. Once you locate the, have them fully exposed before Northland Fence begins any fence installation in Mora. Use a metal detector, or any large magnet to locate them.
A fence should never be built in such a way that prevents access to an easement. Easements such as utility access need to remain open at all times in case of necessary maintenance. The city will not be responsible for any damages to a fence that is too close to an easement.
All swimming pool owners are responsible for ensuring their pool area is inaccessible to children when it is unsupervised. The best way to accomplish this is a fence, which must be at least 4 feet high. Gaps should not be more than 4 inches wide and the base of the fence should be as close to flush with the ground as possible. Any gates that access the area must be locked when not in use, and equipped with self closing latches and hinges.
The city of Mora demands personal fences to be built at least 2 feet from the property line to allow room for maintenance on your own property. If an agreement is made between neighbors to share ownership responsibilities, the fence can be built on top of the property line. Also, your fence may not block easements or obstruct natural water drainage.
Corner lots have special restrictions concerning traffic visibility. A traffic safety triangle is measured 25 feet from the intersection on both abutting property lines and connected with a diagonal line through the lot. Any fence in this area cannot exceed 3 feet in height to allow adequate vision for approaching travelers.
While neighbors have little say in what you construct on your land, it is important to consider the community as a whole. Especially when making important decisions on adding structures. Boundary fences are a cost-saving alternative to completing the endeavor on your own, and with communication this could become a real option.
If you intend to build a fence directly on the property line, you must get approval from your neighbor. A fence contained on your own property will not have to be reported to other property owners in your neighborhood, but to avoid future problems in the community, keep plans clear to everyone.
The good neighbor rule involves taking proper care of all of your property. A fence is included in this. Keeping up with maintenance will keep your land beautiful and the entire neighborhood looking lively.
If you share property, like a boundary fence, with other neighbors, do your fair part in taking care of that structure and keep your neighbor’s opinion in mind when planning any alterations.
All paperwork needs to be in line prior to any digging, or construction. Use your knowledge of property lines to devise a full fence lay-out-plan and you will have an easier time completing all of the permit requirements, and understanding the usefulness of a survey of your land.
Mora does not allow any structure to be erected or altered without a zoning permit. A permit must be fully approved and available before construction begins. Your application will need to be accompanied by a detailed site map that depicts all current and planned aspects of your property, including trees, existing structures and your future fence. You should arrange a pre application conference with the city to ensure you have all information and guidance necessary.
Utility contact is completed by the party completing the fence installation. Northland Fence uses the locational information they receive from calling Gopher State One to successfully mark underground utilities to not be touched.
You application will require a proper site plan created with the assistance of a certified surveyor. A surveyor will be able to use your property pins to find the exact dimensions and variances of your property. Northland Fence has a certified surveyor on staff to help customers find the optimal location for their fence.
A fence can complete the look of your property and begin to give the homeowner a sense of pride. So, yes, the appearance is important as far as picking a stylish structure, but it can also be restricted by expectations on height, or material.
Backyard fences can be up to a height of 8-feet, but in the front yard a fence can only reach 4-feet tall.
In Minnesota, it is illegal to have a fence with any barb-wire on it. It is also not allowed to have any electrical charge on the fence. These are serious safety concerns, so be sure not to construct them in residential areas.
Colors can be further restricted in certain HOA, so contact your and learn more about expected fence designs for your specific subdivision or covenant.
Think of how a fence can solve a particular problem, but still beautify your home. For the fence to continue to do this for years, try to pick a durable options, and opt-out of wood choices because of the harsh effects of weathering on the structure.
This movement away from traditional cedar fencing is leading to more long-lasting vinyl options that can give your various wood appearances and colors, without the heavy maintenance, cracking, warping, or discoloration associated with the natural material. .
Out-of-pocket costs and deconstruction of your newly installed fence can occur when you avoid the rules laid out by the State and/or City. There are plentiful resources to provide help throughout the process, even local fencing companies in Mora. Northland Fence provides quality vinyl, ornamental steel, and chain link products and are dedicated to stress-free customer experience.
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 Albertville community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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