Can i build a wooden fence around my back yard?

Asked by little j, Los Arcos, Safety Harbor, FL Wed Jan 9, 2013

I've noticed a lot of the houses do not have yards. would this be an issue to build a tall wooden fence for the backyard? or is that not allowed.

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Nancy Doyle, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
If you have an HOA contact them first. You will need a permit from the city of Cape Coral to build.

Best of luck,
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Marc Comisar, Agent, Bonita Springs, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
If there is an HOA contact them for guidelines and will also want to contact Lee County for permitting information.
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Jerry Ruppel, Agent, Cape Coral, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
Many homes in Cape Coral have fences in non-HOA areas. The correct county to contact for Cape Coral is Lee county. You will need a permit.

Go to and type in fence in the search field. There you will find the permitting information.

Have a great day!
Jerry Ruppel
Starlink Realty
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Julie Rosent…, Agent, Jupiter, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
I reommend your calling Dade county's building department to ask what the building code is for fencing that property. See all lisitngs and get free information at On my website under Utilities for Datde county you will find the nuber.
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Antonio Vega…, Agent, Saint Cloud, FL
Wed Jan 9, 2013
Each subdivision have different deed restrictions, you must contact your homeowners association and request their fence installation guidelines. If your community does not have an association you can built almost any fence you like as long as you clear it with your county zoning department.
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