A Zoning Fence Permit is needed to install a fence on residential or nonresidential property. Fences that are made of wood, metal or masonry products follow this process for approval unless the masonry construction creates a wall higher than four feet. To construct a wall greater than four feet in height, a construction permit is required.
- Certificate of Appropriateness is required if the structure is located in a local historic district or is a Guilford County Historic Landmark.
Approvals or Permits Issued
- Issuance of a Zoning Fence Permit by the Development Services Center
- The permit lists all required inspections
- Completed Zoning Fence Permit Application (PDF) submitted to the Development Services Center or online through Accela Citizen Access (ACA).
- Application fee
- A plot plan illustrating the fence location on the lot relative to buildings, property lines, easements and street right-of-way
- The proposed fence must comply with the Development Ordinance fence regulations, which include height standards and not being located:
- In any street right-of-way
- In any flood hazard area without flood damage prevention approval
- In any easement or protected drainage area (PDA), unless approved by the easement holder
- Payment of required permit fee.
- Applicant is authorized to obtain the permit.
- Upon meeting all permit requirements, the applicant is entitled to a Zoning Fence Permit.
- Projects are assigned a Case Manager to act as the point of contact and assist with managing the project through the permit review process.
- Application fee is due at time of submittal
- All permit fees are due at permit issuance
- See the Development Fee Schedule (PDF) for specific fees
- Payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Check or Money Order payable to the City of High Point
- Online (ACA) payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and E-check