Restrictions on fence construction exist in all cities, and Rosemount will have their own expectations to meet. Keep track of any property lines, and any paperwork that will be needed along the way.
Start by reading answers to frequent questions about fence installation and restrictions on design.
If lines are not apparent to you and other property owners around your house, have the land examined by a Certified Surveyor, and even ask a neighbor if they have any knowledge of the layout. This can depict exactly where your fence goes.
Large metal rods called property pins are in each corner of a lot. These need to be fully exposed at the time of fence installation in Rosemount. Northland Fence requires this to guarantee the fence will be limited to only the purchaser’s land.
Fences should never block an intended user from accessing an easement or public right of way. Fences may be built near or around an easement, but those that interfere with proper use of an easement may be subject to damage or removal at the owner’s expense.
A fence can be placed all the way up to the property lines of your land. Do not build directly on the boundaries, and always keep the type of condition your land is in. If you are close to a pond, or even live near or on wetland, there are specific setback protocol.
Swimming areas need to be contained by a fence that has no gaps larger than 4 inches. This includes openings at the ground to the bottom rail of the fence, and in between panels. The minimum height for a fence surrounding a pool is 4-feet.
Have all posts inside of the fence so it cannot be climbed from the outside. If your gate is not self-locking, the locking mechanism need to stay secured whenever the pool is not in use.
Neighborhoods thrive when there is communication when anyone plans construction on their land. There could even be specific restrictions on color in the local subdivisions that need followed along with rules from the city and state. Remember that building a unsightly fence, simply out of spite could land you in court, and further trouble.
You are not required to inform a neighbor of construction happening on your property. However, notifying neighbors of construction dates is considered courteous. It is always best to get permission from neighbors if you will need to enter their property in order to complete construction.
Being a good neighbor means properly caring for your own property and respecting your neighbors. Make sure your property is maintained and repaired within a reasonable time frame. Respect the agreement made when the fence was built and do your share promptly. Both neighbors should respect any individually or jointly owned fence and avoid damages, even if they are prepared to cover costs.
The city you live in will usually need to approve the addition of a structure to any property. Think of the specific ways to receive permission and gather any additional documentation that could come in handy.
A permit will be required and at the time of submission there is a $75 fee. Along with the application that details the height and material of the fence, a copy of your intended fence layout is needed. Make sure all property lines are apparent, and any gates are shown clearly. The permit will have to be processed before construction can begin.
Once the fence is fully built, there is a final inspection done by the city.
The person or company installing the fence are responsible for contacting the correct authorities so all underground utilities are marked and not touched by digging. When doing a DIY installation, contact Gopher State One and learn of all these spots. If Northland fence is contracted for the fence installation in Rosemount, they will go through this process for you.
A survey of your land is required for a fencing permit, and the city does not offer this service. Northland Fence has a Certified Surveyor on hand that can enlighten you to the layout of your land. This is important for submitting your fence location plans with your permit.
Safety standards will usually drive restrictions placed on the appearance of fences. By knowing the prohibited materials, you can find a perfect accent to your land, without producing safety concerns in the community.
Front yard fences should not reach a height more than 4 feet. In the side or rear lot, the maximum height allowance is increased to 6 feet. If your side or rear lot aligns with a neighbors front yard setback, a fence in that area must meet the front yard requirements.
The most important design restriction is avoiding dangerous designs such as electrified or barbed wire, these are prohibited in residential districts. Supports and braces should be on the interior of the fence, with the finished side facing the public. Always be sure to check your local homeowners association or subdivision covenant guidelines to ensure your design matches the neighborhood.
The design of your fence will rely on what service you need from the barrier. Always consider the regulations from the state, but even your neighborhood could have specific standards on design. Coalign these with prospective fences. Look for durable options that will beautify your land for years to come.
Have all these restrictions in mind when choosing your fence. Have it installed following the same standards of excellence. It is even wise to put the process in the hands of Northland Fence, a fencing company in Rosemount that is top-rated for their professional fencing services.
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 Rosemount community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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