Do I need a permit to install a fence or wall?


ALL fence work requires a permit. 

Permits are required for ALL walls or fences that are 18" or more in height. Replacement of a walls or fences. Any fence over 6' high MUST have an engineering scale drawn design. Retaining walls over 3' high MUST be designed by an engineer. 

  • Planning and Zoning Division will need to be reviewed for Zoning and Setbacks. 
  • Water and Waste Water Division will need to review for any main lines.

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1. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What is a building permit?
4. As a homeowner, may I get a permit to do my own building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work?
5. May I start construction before I receive a permit?
6. Who do I contact to check if a contractor is licensed?
7. Do I need a City of Farmington business license to do building code work in Farmington?
8. How long is a building permit valid?
9. Do I sign up my commercial or home alarm?
10. Can I replace the curb gutter and sidewalk in front of my house?
11. Can I pull a homeowners permit, to build my own house?
12. Can I replace my water or sewer yard line?
13. Are plumbing permits required for home irrigation systems, landscaping sprinkler system?
14. Can I apply for a homeowners permit?
15. What are the Design Criteria for the City of Farmington?
16. Do I need a building permit for my project?
17. Do I need a permit to install a fence or wall?
18. What will my permit cost?
19. Landlord/Tenant Laws, Information, and Resources