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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 Dearborn Heights. Here are a few top reasons why:
Our fence products are some of the best that you will find in Dearborn Heights. 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 Dearborn Heights Michigan
Below is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Dearborn Heights 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 Dearborn Heights.
Dearborn Heights is pretty easy going when it comes to the types fences allowed in the city. You can pretty much install any type of common fence such as vinyl, wood, chain link, aluminum, and composite fences. You can also install just about any style of these fences such as privacy fencing, picket fences, ornamental fences, etc.
The maximum height for fences in Dearborn Heights is 6 feet tall. The exception to this is any fencing that extends beyond the rear corners of your house. If you extend forward beyond the rear corners of your house, the fencing must be no taller than 4 feet tall. If you have a side door to your house or garage, it is possible that you can have your 6-ft tall privacy fence extend beyond the side door but not quite to the front corner of the house.
The finished/smooth side of all fences must face adjacent neighboring properties and cannot be installed facing your property. this means that all posts and supporting structures must be installed on your side of the fence so that the finished/smooth side of the fence faces your neighbors.
In Dearborn Heights, only one fence is allowed to be installed per shared property line. the only exception to this is if the current fence on the property line is a chain link fence and you would like to install a privacy fence. In which case you are allowed to install the privacy fence alongside the existing chain link fence.
If you are installing a fence along a shared property line where a neighboring driveway exists. The new fence must be placed at least 3-ft away from the neighboring driveway to allow room for proper use of your neighbors driveway. The only exception to this is if your neighbor fills out and signs a neighbor approval form stating that they are okay with the fence being installed closer to the driveway.
A post hole inspection is required in the city of Dearborn Heights for all fences. What this means is that after your permit is approved, you must dig your post holes to a depth of 42 inches and then call the city inspector. At this point, the city inspector will come to your property and make sure that your post holes are dug to the proper depth and according to the approved layout in the permit paperwork. Once the hole inspection is approved, you can continue with setting the posts and finishing the fence.
Fence Repairs in Dearborn Heights, Mi.
Fence repairs in Dearborn Heights do not require a permit if they are minor repairs and nothing about the fence will change. For example, if a tree falls on a portion of your fence and you need to get it replaced with the exact same type, style, height of fence then a permit is not required. If you want to change the type of fence, heigh, style, color, etc. you will first need to obtain a fence permit.
Fence Permit Requirements in Dearborn Heights
Below you will see a list of all of the documents and details that are required in order to obtain a fence permit from the city of Dearborn Heights. Once you gather these documents, submit them to the building department. They will review the permit documents, approve or deny, and call you when the permit is ready for pickup.
Click Here to visit the official website for Dearborn Heights 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 building department.
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.
If you have a neighboring property that shares a property line where you will be installing your fence, you must have that neighbor fill out this form and submit it with your permit application. Each sharing neighbor must fill out a form. (NOTE: This document is include in the ‘permit application’ download.)
Use this link to download the Owner Maintenance Affidavit if you will be installing a privacy fence alongside an existing chain link fence. This affidavit is to verify to the city that you agree to maintain the grass between the two fences.
If you are hiring a fence company or contractor to install your new fence, you will need to submit a copy of your signed contract with the company/contractor. When hiring Paramount Fence, we will handle the permit process for you, at no additional charge.
Building Department Information
The Dearborn Heights 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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