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Fence – Residential Permit Guidelines
*According to LDR Section 3.9.2 Page 228, All fences require permits.
*If a structural fence (concrete block wall), engineered plans are required.
CGC, CBC, CRC, Specialty Fence Erection, or Owner/Builder may apply for a cape coral fence permit.
• Fence/Enclosure application.
• Two (2) legible site plans showing the following: (Copies may be obtained at the
City Clerk’s office, however, may not be acceptable due to age, clarity, etc).
o Location of fence showing the linear footage of each side including the gate(s).
o Location of canal or waterway (if property abuts either).
o Location of Side Street, (if the property is on a corner lot).
o Location of all existing structures.
• NOC required if the value is $2500 or greater.
• Owner Builder Affidavit (if homeowner).
• Burrowing Owl/Gopher Tortoise Affidavit
• Two (2) copies Manufacturer Specification Sheet – Galvanized Steel Panel Fences
• Two (2) copies of fence panel, latch, and hinge details (FOR POOLS)
Specify the type/material, height, and location of fence to be installed, and if the fence is for a pool or not.
Examples of Types of Acceptable Fences (Up to 6 ft.):
o Wood (decay resistant or pressure treated only)
o Concrete Block with Stucco (CBS)
o Reinforced Concrete with or without Stucco
o Stone or Brick, including Cast Stone or Brick
o Wrought Iron
o Galvanized Steel Panels painted w/ Alkali Resistant Coatings (e.g. bituminous paint/
o Chain-link without slats
o Plastic/Vinyl and PVC
ALL OTHER MATERIALS ARE PROHIBITED
Route to: OFFICE USE ONLY
CSR to approve over the counter only if the following apply:
o Fence is 6 ft. or less.
o Fence material is chain link, vinyl, PVC, aluminum or wood
o Property is not on water,corner lot, double frontage, alley or species retriction.
o Fence is not associated with a pool.
Plans Reviewer to approve all others:
Building (If for a pool)
Species (if Owl or Gopher Tortoise; Eagle only if concrete wall)
12/13/2021 GUIDELINES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE