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FAQ: Fences

I want to put a fence around my yard. What restrictions are in place?

The City of Fargo's fence regulations are complex. You can view a graphic (pdf) explaining the fence regulations, which may be especially helpful if you live on a corner. In general, you do not need a permit unless your fence will be more than 6 ½ feet tall.  You may not build a fence taller than 3 feet (4 feet if you can see through it, like chain link) anywhere in front of your home.  It is recommended that you keep your fence about two feet back from your property line in order to maintain both sides of it without going onto your neighbor's property.