Can I build a fence to 8 feet high in Modesto?

Asked by Lee Will, Modesto, CA Fri Jun 20, 2008

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Cameron Piper, Agent, Forest Lake, MN
Fri Jun 20, 2008
Lee,

I would look through the city's website for their specific code regarding fencing. My gut reaction is no, but that is only because my experience has been that most cities don't allow for a fence over 6' on a residential lot (assumed).

http://www.ci.modesto.ca.us/development/

Failing your desire to go through the city code, you could also calling the planning and zoning department and ask the question. This is probably the best route because they should be able to look up your address and speak specifically about the actual zoning on your property. I hope that helps.

Cameron Piper
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joe4titanfen…, , Modesto, CA
Thu Dec 27, 2012
You can build/install a fence to ust about any height? Some things come into play e.g., code sections for the city as related to your address, etc. Some things that are required for a fence at 8' would be engineering, type, permit, etc. Be prepared to supply some additional information at the counter when you start your collection of information. But in short yes you can build an 8' fence.

joe
Titan Fence, Inc.
Modesto, Ca.
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Bobby Sterli…, Home Owner, Modesto, CA
Sat Oct 30, 2010
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