A fence does not require a permit, however there are height and material restrictions. For residential districts a fence in the front yard cannot exceed 4 feet in height. A fence in the side or rear yard cannot exceed 6 feet in height. Fences in commercial and industrial districts cannot exceed 8 feet in height west of 18th Avenue or 10 feet in height east of 18th Avenue. There are additional regulations for corner lots. lease contact the Zoning Office at 641-754-5756 for more information. You contact "One Call" at 811 to locate underground utilities before commencing construction.
Residential fences must be constructed of materials originally made for fences. This includes:
- Treated wood
- Wrought iron
The finished side of any new fence must face outward.
Handout on fences (English) (Spanish)