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Old 09-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Default Is A Permit Needed for Backyard Fence in Atlanta?

I am looking at installing a new fence around my backyard and couldn't find any specific information on if a permit is required or not. The fence will be either a chain link or wooden fence, no more than 6' tall. Does anyone know what the process/criteria is here within the City of Atlanta? Any restrictions? If permitting is required, has anyone gone through the permitting process?
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:04 AM
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I don't know for sure but I would begin by taking a look at your HOA / Neighborhood association if you have one, (or better yet talk to neighbors that already have fences) about what kind of fence can be put up, and ensuring that your fence falls completely within your property boundaries.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:10 AM
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Our neighbors just put up a fence (very nice metal), but it is not within our HOA regulations as far as set-backs go, so they may have to take it out and move it 4 feet. Always best to check the written rules (I would not go by what neighbors say) that are up-to-date rather than face the time and expense of having to move it.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:15 AM
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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Not in an HOA, just City of Atlanta. We erected a 6' wooden privacy fence some years ago and did not need a permit.
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