Fence Regulations

A PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED TO ERECT A FENCE PROVIDED IT MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS AND IS LOCATED WITHIN THE PROPERTY LINES. 

A Front Yard is defined in the Land Use Bylaw as ‘a yard extending across the full width of a lot and situated between the front lot line and the nearest portion of the principal buildings’.

A Side Yard is defined in the Land Use Bylaw as ‘a yard extending from the front yard to the rear yard and situated between the side lot lines and the nearest portion of the principal building’.

A Rear Yard is defined in the Land Use Bylaw as ‘a yard extending across the full width of a lot situated between the rear lot lines and the nearest portion of the principal building’.

(1)    The maximum height of fences, privacy walls and gates
shall be:
    (a)    Interior lots:
        (i)    in all front yards: 1.0 m. (39”)
        (ii)    in all side and rear yards: 2.0 m. (78”)

    (b)    Corner lots:
        (i)    0.8 metres (36”) within the Clear Vision Zone as defined on the following page.

(2)    In residential areas or on properties which are either adjacent to residential areas or accessible to the public, fences should not be constructed of dangerous materials.
(3)    Barbed wire or other similar dangerous materials may be permitted in industrial and commercial fences provided they are at least 1.8 metres (5.9 ft.) above grade.
(4)    The location, construction and height of fences in commercial and industrial districts shall meet the requirements of Schedules “D” and “E” of the Land Use Bylaw.
(5)    The fence must be located on your property. The location of your property line can be determined by your Real Property Report or an Alberta Land Surveyor. Please remember that the City owns the strip of land between your front property line and the sidewalk or curb.  Fences must not be located on this City owned land.  Prospective purchasers usually want proof that all buildings and fences are located within the lot and meet City of Brooks’ regulations.
(6) If your fence is located on a property line shared with a neighbour, it is a good idea to consult and reach an agreement with your neighbour prior to construction of the fence.

CLEAR VISION ZONE


This zone shall be described as a ‘triangular area formed on the corner of a site by measuring back from the corner of the property line adjacent to the public right-of-way, and joining these two points across the property’.
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THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF BROOKS AS A PUBLIC SERVICE AND HAS NO LEGAL STATUS.