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Are There Limits to How High I Can Build My Fence?

There are strict rules governing the construction of residential fences. For example, fences can’t encroach upon city property or utilities. There are also height restrictions, and these vary by municipality.

In most situations, as long as you adhere to height restrictions and other bylaw specifications, you don’t need a permit to build a fence.

Here’s an overview of the residential fence height bylaws in Calgary, Edmonton, Spruce Grove and Kelowna — a few of the locations in Western Canada where Lynx Brand Fence Products installs quality fencing.

Fence Height Bylaws in Calgary

The maximum fence heights for residential fences in Calgary are as follows:

  • 1.20 metres for fences in front yards
  • 2.00 metres for fences in backyards
  • 2.50 metres for gates

 

Fence Height Bylaws in Edmonton

The maximum fence heights for residential fences in Edmonton are as follows:

  • 1.20 metres for fences in front yards
  • 1.85 metres for fences in backyards
  • 1.85 metres for gates

 

Fence Height Bylaws in Spruce Grove

The maximum fence heights for residential fences in Spruce Grove are as follows:

  • 1.00 metre for fences in front yards
  • 2.00 metres for fences in backyards
  • 2.00 metres for gates

 

Fence Height Bylaws in Kelowna

The maximum fence heights for residential fences in Kelowna are as follows:

  • 1.22 metres for fences in front yards
  • 2.00 metres for fences in back yards

No maximum gate height is specified under Kelowna’s bylaws. And the restrictions on fence heights are different for residential properties in agricultural and rural zones, where the maximum height for fences in front and backyards is 3.10 metres.

Are There Exceptions?

Yes. In some cases, you may obtain permission to construct a higher residential fence. For example, when you want additional screening from public roadways. In these circumstances, you’ll need to apply for a development permit through your municipality.

Finally, note that there are also restrictions on heights for fences on front and back patios and balconies. Consult your local bylaws or contact municipality officials to learn more.

 

Fencing Contractors in Alberta and Beyond

Since 1971, Lynx Brand Fence Products has been an industry leader in the manufacture and installation of chain link fences. We offer a wide variety of products, from galvanized chain link fences to ornamental iron fencing. For a custom residential chain link fence in Calgary, Edmonton, Spruce Grove or Kelowna, contact us today for a free quote.

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