Finding a fence that can match your property in design is only one small part of preparing for fence installation in St Anthony. The rules all barriers need to follow are specific to the City you are constructing in.
A confident decision is the result of researching and understanding the many ways you should be critical of your fence and your intent to build 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 should I do if I live on a corner lot?
What is the height restrictions on a fence?
Are there any design restrictions?
How do I choose a fence?
Making locational decisions about your fence can rely on the immediate knowledge you have your land. If these facts are blurry, do not worry because there can be help from a Certified Surveyor, or the information could be at City Hall.
Before any fence installation in St Anthony is started, all property pins must be visible. At all corners of the lot there are metal rods inserted into the ground to show exactly where the property ends.
If property pins are not apparent, a Professional Survey has the ability to replace them.
Easements need to accessible to the city or its intended users at all times. These can be sidewalks, telephone poles, or even sewer access. Building near or around an easement while leaving it open to the city is allowed. Any damages that come to the fence from utility workers will still be the property owner’s responsibility.
A boundary fence can be beneficial for all parties involved. Before any shared fence installation in St Anthony, always have an agreement with the other property owner. There must be an agreement for any of the costs to be shared. The joint ownership does not end after the fence is perched. Always think of the maintenance that comes afterward.
The fence should be kept to the fence owner’s own lot. It should not encroach on public property or any neighbor’s land. Fences cannot be built on the property line unless the bordering neighbor is in agreement with the plans. As there are certain protocols for corner lots, there is also a 15-feet safety vision triangle for driveways.
If your land falls under special circumstances, contact the St Anthony Building Department at (612) 782-3301.
There are positives of being inclusive to your neighbors when you are considering a new fence installation in St Anthony. This act of common courtesy can show you care about the appearance of the community ad the feelings of its members.
Letting a neighbor know about future construction will cause less tension after the project is complete, but this established contact is not required by the City.
Some circumstances will call for neighbor approval. If a fence will be hooked to a different property owner’s structure, their written consent is needed. Also neighbors need to be comfortable with any use of their land during construction.
The Good Neighbor code will apply to your fence installation in St Anthony. This simply means hold yourself responsible for the appearance of structures on your land. Make maintenance regular and timely, but if you share the fence with a neighbor, let them know of any alterations.
All maintenance of a boundary fence is split between the owners of the structure, even if neither built it. Shared fences need to be fully discussed and approved by both parties to be erected. Building a fence on the boundary line and requesting a neighbor help pay for it is illegal if there is no agreement.
Spend less time completing the steps to obtaining approval to build your fence to the city. Here you will find all the details to make the process that much more stress-free. These important details cannot be left ot the wayside or you could be in serious trouble after the fence installation in St Anthony.
A building permit is required in order to construct a fence or make changes, greater than routine maintenance, to an existing fence. The permit application will require a site plan detailing location and design specifications of your intended fence. This process is required to ensure fences are to code before construction so save trouble in the future.
The call to the utility companies is important. It is so the fence installer can successfully avoid interrupting any lines running underground. Whoever is completing the fence installation in St Anthony needs to contact Gopher State One before digging. Northland Fence does this once contracted and marks all areas that would be dangerous to disrupt.
If your property abuts public property or a public right of way, the fence owner will be required to properly define their property line. This can be done with the help of a certified surveyor who will locate or replace permanent property pins. If a certified surveyor is not used, the owner will have to sign an affidavit accepting responsibility if the fence extends off of their property.
Corner lots include a required vision triangle for traffic safety where no structure or landscaping can exist above 2.5 feet. The vision triangle is measured 25 feet along intersecting curb lines from the corner and connected diagonally through the lot.
The materials banned in residential areas coalign with safety concerns. These restraints placed on the look of the structure can help keep the community thriving. Without contacting your local HOA, you could break unknown rules on color and design that they desire for a sightly neighborhood.
Maximum height for backyard fences is 6-feet. This is the same for all inner side lots. In front yards, or side lots that have access to public walkways or streets, the maximum height is 4-feet. Gates need to follow these guidelines as well.
Do not construct any fence from hazardous materials. This includes barbed wire, spikes or dangerous pot-caps, or anything with an electrical charge. In residential areas this is outlawed for the safety of those that come in contact with the fence.
If the fence is constructed in an area that needs traffic visibility, fences that are completely opaque, or fully paneled, are not allowed.
The color and material of a fence is important, but first think of what you want to use the fence for. After the utility of the fence is chosen, search for options that have a long longevity. There has been a movement away from traditional wooden fencing because of its likelihood of distortion after a few seasons. Vinyl fencing comes in styles that mimic the beauty of different types of wood, but has increased durability, and long-lasting color.
The act of following fencing regulations will save you money down the line by avoiding fines for illegal construction. Reconstruction of the fence can even occur, which is done at the cost of the owner. Keep in mind the excellent customer service and knowledgeable staff at hand at Northland Fence.
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 St. Anthony community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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