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Fence Permit Requirements in Bloomfield Twp

The permit process for Bloomfield Township can take 7-10 business days for approval.  If the fence permit is denied and you wish to appeal the permit then you will need to apply for a zoning boards of appeal (ZBA).  A fence project that requires special approval of the zoning board can make the process can take 1-3 months before the fence is approved. At Superior Fence, we will take care of all the permit paperwork for you if choose to hire our fence company to install your project!

The combined permit and review fee for Bloomfield Township is $170 (zoning board fees are additional).

Click Here to visit the official website for Bloomfield Township Michigan

Permit Application

Use this link to download the fence permit application. This can be used by homeowners, fence companies and contractors alike. Fill out the application with details regarding your property and proposed fence. Once completely filled out and signed, turn it into the Bloomfield building department.

Specifications of proposed fence (x3)

Three (3) copies of a photo or spec sheet showing the specifications of your proposed fence must accompany your permit application. This detailed sheet must include all measurements, height, picket spacing, material type, etc.

Proposed Layout (x3)

Three (3) copies of a detailed layout of the proposed fence must accompany your fence permit application. This proposed layout will need to include any buildings or structures on the property, any existing fences, etc., and measurements of the proposed fence.

Mortgage/Property Survey (x3)

Three (3) copies of a mortgage survey or property survey is required in order to apply for and obtain a fence permit. If you have a detailed layout that provides all of the proper measurements required by the city inspector and is satisfactory, the inspector may approve the permit without a survey.

Fence Ordinances in Bloomfield Township Michigan

Here is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Bloomfield Township. This is not a complete or definite list and should never be used in support of a dispute. Click here to review the complete document of codes and ordinances regarding fences in Bloomfield Twp.

Design & Height Requirements

Fences installed in Bloomfield Township basically need to be ornamental or out of sight. Bloomfield is one of the toughest cities around in regards to fence ordinances. Most common fence types are allowed to be installed however, most will require approval from the city zoning board first.

No fence can exceed a height of 4 feet tall without first obtaining approval from the zoning board. This means that if you want to have a 6-ft tall privacy fence installed, you will need to get approval from the zoning board (different than permit approval) in order to do so. This is typically a long drawn out process and is required if you are looking for a privacy fence. If your privacy fence is approved in Bloomfield, you cannot exceed a height of 6 feet tall.

All fences installed in Bloomfield Township must be built with the finished side (also called the “good side”) facing the adjacent neighbors property rather than your property. This means that all posts and horizontal rails must be installed on your side of the fence while the smooth side of the fence faces your neighbors.

Location Requirements

If the purpose of your fence is to contain a dog, you should be prepared to go through the zoning board process which will delay your project a good month or two. The reason for this is because the fence ordinance in Bloomfield for containing a dog requires your fence to be at least 25 feet away from your rear property line and at least 16 feet away from your side property lines. We find that this does not make sense for many homeowners in Bloomfield and they all end up requesting a variance approval from the zoning board.

In no situation can a fence extend beyond the front corners of your house/building without prior approval of the zoning board. If you live on a corner lot, the fence can extend into your front-side yard (facing the side street) as long as it is a minimum of 40 feet away from the edge of the side street. No fence can be installed within that 40-ft set-back, measured from the street.

Bloomfield Township MI Building Department Info

The Bloomfield building department is where you will find information that you need in regards to having your new fence installed. Details regarding permits, ordinances, and property information can be obtained here.


4200 Telegraph Road. Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48302

Phone Number

(248) 433-7715

Driving Directions

The Bloomfield Township city offices are located on the West side of Telegraph Road just South of West Long Lake Road. They can be found right next to the Bloomfield police and fire department.