We have been awarded “best fence contractor of 2016” in the area by the city of Royal Oak.
5 Reasons to Hire Paramount Fence
Besides being named “Best Fence Contractor” by the city of Royal Oak, There are many reasons to hire us for your fence installation or repair project. Here are a few top reasons why:
Our fence products are some of the best that you will find in Royal Oak. 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 Royal Oak Michigan
Below is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Royal Oak 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 Royal Oak.
In Royal Oak, you can pretty much have any type and style of fence installed at your property. This includes types like vinyl fencing, wood fencing, aluminum fence, chain link fence, and composite fencing. Styles allowed also include privacy fencing, picket fences, and ornamental fences.
The maximum height for fences installed in a back yard in Royal Oak is 6 feet tall, while fences installed in a front yard have a maximum height of 4 feet tall. Backyard fences can be any of the fence styles mentioned in the previous paragraph, however, front yard fences must be non-privacy (non-sight-obscuring) unless they meet pedestrian and vehicle traffic visibility ordinances.
When installing a fence in Royal Oak, you can install the fence to where the finished/smooth side of the fence faces wither your property or your neighbor’s property. This is an ordinance that has recently changed, it used to be required that the finished side of the fence face your neighbors property.
In no situations are you allowed to install barbed wire, razor ribbon or any fence with an electrical charge around a residential property in Royal Oak.
Backyard fences installed in Royal Oak can be installed along all rear property lines and along the sides of your house, but not extending beyond the front corners of the house. The potential exception to this is if your fence is a non-privacy fence and no taller than 4-ft tall. However, this is up to the discretion of the city inspector.
If you live on a corner lot, you may install your fence around your rear property and into your side/front yard (towards the side street) as long as you stay at least 1-ft away from the public sidewalk AND your fence meets all traffic and pedestrian visibility requirements.
Fence Repairs in Royal Oak, Mi.
Fence repairs in Royal Oak do not require a permit assuming that you are only repairing a small portion of the fence and not changing the location, type, style, height, color, etc. of the existing fence. If you are planning to change any of these features, you will be required to obtain a permit first.
All fences in Royal Oak are required to be properly maintained and in good shape. Proper repairs and maintenance will help prevent an un-planned replacement of your fence should a good majority of it get damaged or require repair.
Fence Permit Requirements in Royal Oak
It is easy to get a fence permit in Royal Oak. Simply get all of the required documents together (see below) and then submit them to the building department. They will review the proposed plans and approve the permit accordingly. This typically takes 2-3 business days.
The cost for a fence permit in Royal Oak is $65.
Click Here to visit the official website for Royal Oak 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.
Two (2) 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.
Building Department Information
The Royal Oak 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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