Choosing that spectacular design that completes your land is a necessary aspect of finding a fence, but there is a lot more to fence installation in Wyoming than that. Restrictions exist in each area to ensure the new structure on your land is safe for anyone in the community that comes across it.
Start with these common questions and their answers to give you a clear picture of the path 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?
Property boundaries are often guidelines on where the legal limit of fence placement is. Consider additional setback rules, and even if you must consider public property that is near your land. Always have a good idea of the limits of your land and what it contains.
Property pins need uncovered prior to fence installation in Wyoming. Do not worry if these are missing, a Professional Surveyor can replace them.
The best way to pinpoint their location is by renting a metal detector.
Boundary fences are built on the line dividing two lots. These structures are made out of an agreement by both parties, who will share costs and future care of the barrier.
If one neighbor builds on the property line, it is illegal to not be in agreement with the other land owner.
Easements on your property may come in the form of telephone poles, sewer access or others, but all easements should remain accessible when needed. If your fence blocks access to an easement, damages that occur, due to rightful use of the easement, will not be the responsibility of the city.
If neighbors sign a written agreement prior to the permit application, a fence may be built directly on top of the property line or extend over the property line to connect with an existing fence. Otherwise, fences must be placed fully within the owner’s property boundaries. Fences should never interfere with water drainage or public rights of way and easement areas should be avoided when possible.
Construction can cause tension if it is unexpected, or if the structure being erected is completely unappealing to the community. There are rules on when to contact neighbors to keep intentions clear, or recieve their permission for certain cases.
Upcoming construction can cause tension if not told to surrounding land owners, so always entail of your plans. They will often show you the same regard when they are constructing.
If using their land during this project, gain their permission. Do not forget to get this written consent if the fence needs hooked to an existing barrier belonging to a neighbor.
Harsh weather often worsens the condition of structures on people’s land, and that is not uncommon in Minnesota. Fence installation in Wyoming needs to be followed by exemplary maintenance to have a safe environment and be a ‘Good Neighbor.’
This beautification must occur on shared fences, as well.
Boundary fence need to be useful to both parties, and both owners need to sign an agreement. Fence installation in Woodbury calls for each party to share costs, and continual maintenance. Any significant changes to the fence need to be made aware to the other party.
Paperwork is a detail in most construction that must be sorted out before there is any digging. Understand whether or not your particular fence needs a permit, and go about the protocol for receiving one. Some other details need figured out, such as utilities.
A fence permit is required for the construction of any fence. A building permit will be required in addition for fences over 6 feet, which is the usual limit for fences in residential districts. A site plan will be required for a fence permit to ensure proper fence placement in relation to roads, lot lines, and existing structures on the property.
Underground there are utility lines and these need avoided at all costs. The simple way to find them is to get the info from Gopher State One. Northland Fence will complete this if they are contracted.
A survey will only be required by the building official if lot lines cannot be accurately verified. Certified surveyors are the only professionals qualified to replace missing or broken property pins when needed. However, a survey may also be the best way to create an accurate site plan for the application and building purposes.
All pools require a safety fence as an extra measure of protection for children. Pool fence designs have a minimum height requirement of 4 feet and may not include any gaps greater than 4 inches. Pool gates should be kept locked when the area is not in use.
Corner lot owners will have to be careful not to impede the vision of drivers approaching the intersection. For corner lots both yards that abut a road will be required to follow front yard setback regulations.
Even the appearance of the fence must meet city expectations. Standards are not just laid out by the city of Wyoming alone, but also within your Homeowners Association. Color schemes can be limited so everyone is matching, and certain land conditions prevent structural construction, or need extra precaution.
Fences within the front yard setback of a property are limited to a maximum height of 4 feet. Along rear and side lot lines, behind the front face of the home, fences may reach up to 6 feet. Additional height up to 8 feet is permitted for fences setback at least 10 feet from side or rear property lines, or when the neighboring property is non residential. Fences more than 6 feet will require a building permit and possibly a variance as well as the normal fence permit.
Fences must always be constructed using durable weather resistant materials and designs which are meant to last. Temporary fences are not permitted. All fences should be constructed and maintained to a safe standard. All structural supports should also be on the inside, presenting the finished side to the public. This also means dangerous designs, such as barbed wire or electric fences, are prohibited for residential areas.
Check with local homeowners associations for any guidelines that may be necessary to ensure your design matches the neighborhood.
A fence’s function will show with its design. A fully paneled Vinyl Privacy Fence has the capability to give seclusion to a swimming area, as well as safety. There are even white picket vinyl fences that have that beautiful classic feel of ‘Home.’
Take the purpose of the fence, and use critical thinking to find a material with low-maintenance that can last years on the land. This will completely save you time and make it easier for you to keep the fence up to all of the standards after it is perched.
The owner of this new structure needs to acknowledge each rules to be sure they will not end up in court, or fined. Having a beautiful community often comes down to the attitude of those in it, so keep all construction on schedule, and pick a fence that can liven the entire neighborhood up. Show the new fence installation in Wyoming just as much care during construction, as after when you keep it to code.
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 Wyoming community and choose a quality fence for a successful installation experience.
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