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5 Reasons to Hire Paramount Fence
There are many reasons to hire us for your fence installation or repair project in Bloomfield. Here are a few top reasons why:
Our fence products are some of the best that you will find in Bloomfield Township. We do not settle for lower quality material in order to have higher profits. this means that you can be certain you will get the best fence for your money.
Fence Ordinances in Bloomfield Twp
Here is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Berkley Michigan. This is not a complete or definite list and should never be used in support of a dispute. Click here to review the complete document of codes and ordinances regarding fences in Bloomfield Twp. -Fence ordinances start on page 144 of the document.
Fence installed in Bloomfield Township basically need to be ornamental or out of sight. Bloomfield is one of the toughest cities around in regards to fence ordinances. Most common fence types are allowed to be installed however, some will require approval from the city zoning board first.
No fence can exceed a height of 4 feet tall without first obtaining approval from the zoning board. This means that if you want to have a 6-ft tall privacy fence installed, you will need to get approval from the zoning board (different than permit approval) in order to do so. This is typically a long drawn out process but required if you are looking for a privacy fence. If your privacy fence is approved in Bloomfield, you cannot exceed a height of 6 feet tall.
In no situation is barbed wire, razor ribbon or any other sharp objects allowed on a residential fence installation in Bloomfield Twp.
If the purpose of your fence is to contain a dog, you should be prepared to go through the zoning board process which will delay your project a good month or two. The reason for this is because the fence ordinance in Bloomfield for containing a dog requires your fence to be at least 25 feet away from your rear property line and at least 16 feet away from your side property lines. We find that this does not make since for many homeowners in Bloomfield and they all end up requesting a variance approval from the zoning board. And most of the variance requests are approved.
In no situation can a fence extend beyond the front corners of your house/building without prior approval of the zoning board. If you live on a corner lot, the fence can extend into your front-side yard (facing the side street) as long as it is a minimum of 40 feet away from the edge of the side street. No fence can be installed within that 40-ft set back, measured from the street.
All fences installed in Bloomfield Township must be built with the finished side (sometimes called the good side) facing the adjacent neighbors property rather than your property. This means that all posts and horizontal rails must be installed on your side of the fence while the smooth side of the fence faces your neighbors.
Fence Repairs in Bloomfield Township
If you are looking to repair your existing fence in Bloomfield Township Michigan, you can do so without a permit if the repair is minor, not consisting of a decent amount of the total fence, and that there will be no changes to the location, height, style or type of fence being installed during the fence repair.
If there are any changes being made to the fence or the location of the fence, or if you are repairing/replacing a large portion of the total fence, you will first need to obtain a fence permit.
Fence Permit Requirements in Bloomfield Twp Michigan
Prepare to meet the zoning board, you have been warned.
Bloomfield Township is one of the greatest townships in the state of Michigan. In order to maintain this, they keep strict guidelines for projects like installing a fence and most fence projects end up needing approval of the zoning board prior to permit approval. This process can take 1-3 months so prepare accordingly.
The combined permit and review fee for Bloomfield is $170 (zoning board fees separately).
Click Here to visit the official website for Bloomfield Township Michigan
Use this link to download the fence permit application. This can be used by homeowners, fence companies and contractors alike. Fill out the application with details regarding your property and proposed fence. Once completely filled out and signed, turn it in to the Bloomfield building department.
Three (3) copies of a detailed drawing/layout of the proposed fence must accompany your fence permit application. This proposed layout/drawing will need to include any buildings/structures on the property, any existing fences, walls, etc., and measurements of the proposed fence.
Three (3) copies of a photo or spec sheet showing the specifications of your proposed fence must accompany your permit application. This detailed sheet must include all measurements, heights, picket spacing, material type, etc.
Three (3) copies of a mortgage Survey/Property survey is required in order to apply for and obtain a fence permit. If you have a detailed layout/drawing that provides all of the proper measurements required by the city inspector and is satisfactory, the inspector may approve the permit without a survey.
Building Department Information
The Bloomfield building department is where you will find information that you need in regards to having your new fence installed. Details regarding permits, ordinances, and property information can be obtained here.
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