Fencing and Screening

Typical height limits and setback requirements, along with the definition of open and solid fencing and screening, can be found in the following chapters of the Inland and Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinances:

Inland Area: 22.10.080 - Fencing and Screening.

Coastal Zone: 23.04.190 - Fencing and Screening.


Typically a fence does not require a permit, but make sure to read the fencing and screening tables within the Inland Land Use Ordinance and the Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance above.


  • If your property is in a community that might have specific development standards, you will want to contact Planning and check if there are CC&Rs.
  • If you are located on a coastal wetland, bluff, beach or near a creek, please contact Planning to discuss.


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