Solve problems on your land or even give your property that edge with an appealing addition of a fence. It is advisable to always know the restrictions that come with fence installation in Shoreview, MN, along with statewide rules.
Keep in mind these common questions and make a confident decision in a fence and the team that installs it.
Do I need my property pins exposed?
Can I install a boundary fence?
Can I build my fence on an easement?
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?
Your intended fence layout may not always match what your property requires the path to be. Know all the property lines and the rules associated with them. You can also benefit from knowing regulations on distances from trees or public easements.
Prove the construction will be limited to your land by having property stakes exposed. These metal rods are inserted in corners of a lot to show ownership boundaries. Northland Fence will want them visible before any digging and if they are missing, broken, or skewed, their Certified Surveyor can replace them.
A cost efficient method of constructing a fence is to do it in tandem with a neighbor. This would be directly on the property line, but it can only be done in agreement with the other property owner.
Easements need to remain completely accessible to their intended users. All of these areas cannot be built on, but if they can still be gotten to by the city, your fence surround it appropriately. When having a fence close to an easement, know the city could damage it when sending in workers for the utilities, or other legal reasons and any repairs will still be made by the owner of the fence.
When installing a fence, it is your responsibility to accurately locate property pins and ensure the fence is entirely within your property lines. Fences may be built up to the property line, but not on it, without the written consent of the neighboring property owner. Be sure not to obstruct public rights of way, utility easements, or natural water drainage on your property.
Having construction plans in the open makes for a cohesive environment. Whether you are working in conjunction with a neighbor, or you need their legal approval for certain circumstances, always approach the situation respectfully.
Keep good energy flowing between everyone in the community by letting bordering property owners know of your intention of construction. This negates the option of harsh feelings once it is erected.
You must contact your neighbor and gain permission to use their land during fence installation in Shakopee. This is the same protocol needed when hooking a fence to a fellow land owner’s structure.
First, the definition of the Good Neighbor Rule is to keep your land beautiful and safe, to keep the community beautiful and safe. An appealing fence is a safe one because many safety concerns arise from a dilapidated fence.
By having your property well-maintained, its value increases, thus the entire neighborhood will as well.
If there is a pre-existing fence on the property line neither neighbor built, both are still responsible for it. Any fence built on the property line needs consent from each neighbor involved, and needs to serve the use or wants of both parties.
Do not build a boundary fence without neighbor knowledge, or with the notion that they owe you for construction.
Keep each detail at hand to make the protocol of obtaining a permit simple. You will need to know certain information about your fence, your land, and your intended barrier layout. There are even rules to follow if you have a swimming pool to keep the area safe.
A fence permit is a required part of installing a fence for the city to first ensure that the design and desired location is up to code. Along with the application, you will need a site plan that shows all existing aspects of your property as well as your desired fence placement, and details on material, design, and erosion control.
The installer of the fence is responsible for avoiding potential damage to underground utility lines on your property. Professional installers take on this liability and will therefore ensure the utilities are contacted and marked correctly. DIY installers will need to contact Gopher State One to visit their property and mark these locations.
A certificate of survey is a required part of the fence permit application. This will require a certified surveyor to visit your property and take exact measurements using property pins. A surveyor will also be able to replace property pins if they are missing or broken. Northland Fence has a certified surveyor on staff to assist customers if needed.
Swimming pools are required to be enclosed on all sides by a fence at least 6 feet in height with a lockable gate. This fence is meant to restrict unsupervised access to children so gates should be equipped with self closing and self latching mechanisms. The design should not include passable gaps or climbable footholds.
The look of a freshly installed fence can be the finishing piece of style to your land, but this look can also have standards placed upon it. The exact process of installing a fence properly protects the wellness of your home and the entire neighborhood, so always keep construction common knowledge.
Fences will be allowed, with a permit, up to a height of 6.5 feet, or higher with a conditional use permit if the neighboring property is nonresidential. Fences within the front yard setback are limited to a maximum of 3 feet.
Fences built in Shoreview are required to meet a certain level of professionalism. Fences should be constructed with the finished side facing the public and supports and posts on the inside. Owners are required to keep the structure in a safe maintained condition. Only durable, weather resistant materials will be approved for construction. Electric or barbed wire designs are also strictly prohibited in residential areas.
Start with the use the fence will provide for you and your land. A swimming pool needs contained fully and large gaps between paneling could prove dangerous, so going with a vinyl privacy fence can give ultimate safety to this type of recreational area. An ornamental steel fence gives security to the land, but also has the traditional regal design many would love to accent their home.
The state’s, city’s, and your neighborhood’s expectations need acknowledged fully as you are deciding on the best fence with your needs. Not following fencing regulations is the same as breaking any law- there will be legal repercussions.
Avoid the worries of fines by knowing your land and which type of fences are allowed in your area. A lot of the hassle can be taken away by hiring Northland Fence for your fencing and installation needs.
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 Shoreview community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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