Apply for a Fence Permit

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A fence permit is required for all new fences and the replacement of existing fences where height, location or materials are changing (e.g., chain link to wood).

Online

Step 1.Review Required Information

  • Fence permit fees(PDF, 374KB) are based upon the project valuation (minimum review fee of $20) and due prior to permit issuance.
  • Fences up to six (6) feet in height do not require an inspection upon completion.
  • View Standard Fence Regulations at the bottom of the page.

Step 2.Apply for Fence Permit

Application Materials:

  • Site Plan or Survey: Diagram showing the location of the fence in relation to the property line
  • Fence Diagram Drawing: Photo or drawing of what the finished fence will look like

Apply Online

All contractors performing work on behalf of an owner must be licensed within the City of Centennial. To apply for a contractor license.

Step 3.What to Expect Next

Permits are processed in approximately five business days.

Step 4.Inspections

An inspection is required upon completion for all fences more than six (6) feet in height.

To schedule an inspection for a fence more than six (6) feet in height, please use the online Self-Service Portal.

Phone

If you are unsure if a fence permit is required for your specific job, contact a planner at 303-754-3308 for assistance.

Standard Fence Regulations

Fences are required to meet the standards set forth within Section 12-3-602 – Fences, Garden Walls, and Hedges of the Land Development Code.

Generally, fences must meet the following standards:


Location

Front Yard

(Must be 50% opaque)

InteriorSideYard

StreetSide Yard

RearYard

Side orRear Yard, Abutting
Arterial or Collector

Interior Side or RearYard Abutting CG, BP, I, AC, or UC District

Maximum Height

4 ft.

6 ft.

6 ft.

6 ft.

8ft.

8 ft.

Minimum Setback from Property Line

0 ft., but at least 6 in. from sidewalk, if present;
5 ft. from streets, if no sidewalk;
Not allowed in requiredsight triangles at street intersections or in the public right-of-way

0 ft.

0 ft., but at least 6 in. from sidewalk, if present;
5 ft. from streets, if no sidewalk;
Not allowed in requiredsight triangles at street intersections or in the public right-of-way

0 ft.

0 ft.;
Not allowed in requiredsight triangles at street intersections or in the public right-of-way

As set out in applicable previous column of this table

Materials used for fences and garden walls shall be durable, and of a character commonly used in residential applications, including:

  1. Wood, provided that it will be durable using a weather resistant species, split rail design, wood that is treated with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved preservatives or finished (painted or stained and sealed);
  2. Ornamental wrought iron or powder-coated aluminum;
  3. Vinyl;
  4. Composite materials; or
  5. Masonry (brick, finished concrete, split face concrete masonry units, or stone).
  6. Chain link fences are permitted only in interior side yards and rear yards that are not also street yards.

The following materials are not allowed as fence or garden wall components: scrap lumber, plywood, tree branches, tree trunks, sheet metal, plastic or fiberglass sheets, barbed wire (except as provided in subsection C.3., above), spikes, nails or other comparable sharp points.

The finished side of all fences shall face toward any adjacent public right-of-way, City trail or City park.