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Fence Installation Contractors Tonka Bay, MN

Getting a Fence in Tonka Bay, MN

Each fence installation in Tonka Bay, MN needs to be about more than choosing a nice design. There are regulations to base this purchase on. And to ensure your investment in such a large buy is protected, find out all the rules that should be followed.

The commonly asked questions can give you a picture of the road ahead.

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?

Know Your Property

Sufficiently lay out a fence by having clear knowledge of the property boundaries. The safest route in construction is to keep to your land, but this can be difficult is the lines are not prior knowledge.

Do I need my property pins exposed?

These pins do need to be uncovered before Northland Fence begins fence installation in Tonka Bay. Use these to see the lines of the plot, and to keep construction on your land only. If these are broken or missing, a Professional Surveyor is authorized to replace them.

Can I build my fence on an easement?

Easements, such as public rights of way or utility maintenance access, should never be blocked by a fences. Any damage caused to a fence that restricts proper use or work on an easement, will be at the expense of the owner, not the intended user of the easement.

Can I install a boundary fence?

Easements, such as public rights of way or utility maintenance access, should never be blocked by a fences. Any damage caused to a fence that restricts proper use or work on an easement, will be at the expense of the owner, not the intended user of the easement.

Where can I place my fence on the property?

Fences must be placed entirely within the property lines of the owner or person causing construction. Neighbors may build a fence directly on the property line if a signed agreement is made to share ownership. Tonka Bay restricts fencing within 5 feet of any paved street or within 10 feet of an ordinary high water level of a lake.

Know Your Neighbors

State guidelines and city codes need followed, but there could be further rules laid out by Homeowner Associations which depict the standards to keeping the neighborhood visually attractive. Neighbor approval is needed at some points during new construction, as well.

Do I need to notify my neighbors when getting a fence?

Neighbors need to approve any construction that is too close to the property line, or even if the fence falls onto it. If the fence installer will need to access a different property owner’s land for the building, permission is also needed. Written consent is required if a fence will be hooked to an pre-existing fence.

What is the good neighbor rule and does it apply for my fence?

The good neighbor rule will apply to your fence. And structures on your property need proper attention, so they stay in beautiful share. The sturdiness of a fence also shows its safety. Cracked and chipping fences (a common downfall of wooden fences in Minnesota weather) can lead to harming those who may come into contact with it.

Is your neighbor required to pay for a sharing fence line?

When a boundary fence is a mutual decision, sharing the costs is essential. This must be decided by both parties. If you would like a shared fence, placed directly on the property line, your neighbor must have need for this barrier as well. If not, it is illegal to build without their approval.

When fences are left dilapidated on property lines, that neither land owner built, they both have the responsibility to care for, or even replace, it.

Know The Details

Because of poor research, many property owners end up in the middle of the fence installation process without information on how to obtain permission to construct from the city. Additional documents may be needed, and the variance of your land could vary your process slightly from others.

Do I need a fence permit?

A permit will be required in order to replace an existing fence or build a new one. The permit application is a project plan that accurately describes the location and design details. This will also require a certificate of survey or another site plan that shows all existing property details and uses exact measurements using property pins. If you plan to build up to your property line, you may also need a neighbor’s signature on the application.

Who calls the utilities when installing my fence?

During construction, if any harm comes to underground utilities, the installer will be responsible. This is why it is their responsibility to contact Gopher State One. Northland Fence gets the locational information from Gopher and will mark areas to avoid. Self-installers must do this task themselves.

Do I need a survey before installing a fence?

A fence permit application requires an accurate site plan but not necessarily a certified survey. However, having a certified surveyor visit your property is the best way to ensure a precise site plan. A surveyor may be required to replace property pins that are missing or broken or property lines can not otherwise be confirmed.

What should I do if I live on a corner lot?

Corner lot owners should take note of the required traffic sight visibility triangle when planning a fence location. In this area the maximum height allowance for your fence is reduced to 3 feet to allow proper sight lines drivers approaching the intersection. This triangle is measured 45 feet along each curb line from the intersection and connected diagonally through the lot.

Know The Appearance

The appealing idea of a high-style fence gracing your land is tempting, but do not rush into the hefty purchase. Even the appearance of the fence has codes that affect them. These restrictions cover allowable height, or even what material is chosen.

What is the height restrictions on a fence?

The maximum height allowance for a fence along rear or side lot lines is 6 feet. For fences within the front yard setback, or along a lot line that abuts a road or a neighbors front setback, the maximum height allowance is reduced to 42 inches.

Are there any design restrictions?

All fences are required to be constructed and maintained to a standard that is both safe and visually pleasing. This requirement also demands the use of sturdy construction worthy materials. The structural side of your fence is required to be on the inside of the fence, with the finished side facing the nearest neighboring property. Dangerous designs such as electric or barbed wire fences are restricted in residential areas for safety reasons. Chain link designs with a barbed edge are permitted, provided the barbed edge is on the bottom pointed towards the ground.

How do I choose a fence?

When a fence needs to perform a particular use, let it’s design show that. It’s functionality on your land is what is most important. Use all of the regulations learned to pick a fence that will add style to your land, legally.

Since aftercare of the fence is important, find a material that is not prone to weathering or constant repairs. Vinyl fencing has double the lifetime of wood and its coloring is formulated to protect against fading. Even if a wood fence is the most desired because of look, there are textured and wood-like hue options available at Northland for for fence installation in Tonka Bay.

It’s The Law

A successful fence installation in Tonka Bay is the result of understanding what is expected of you from the state, and the city. Northland Fence can keep you informed and up to date on the rules while they perform a hassle-free barrier construction. Any further questions you have, or develope can be answered by their knowledgeable staff.

It's the Law

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 Tonka Bay community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.

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