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Fence Permit Requirements in Berkley Michigan

In order to apply for a fence permit in Berkley, you will need to gather all of the required documents listed below. Once you have all of these documents handy, simply make a trip to the building department and turn them in. 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!

Sometimes at the Berkley Building Department the receptionist will review your paperwork and issue your permit on the spot. If not, the process can take up to 1-2 weeks for the approval.

The fence permit fee for Berkley Michigan is $60

Click Here to visit the official website for Berkley Michigan.

Permit Application

Use the above link to download the Berkley fence permit application. Fill out the application with details regarding your property and proposed fence. This document also has information on Berkley’s fence codes. Once completely filled out and signed, turn it into the Berkley building department for approval.

Proposed Layout (x2)

Two (2) copies of a detailed drawing/layout of the proposed fence installation must accompany your fence permit application. This proposed layout/drawing will need to include any buildings/structures on the property, any existing fences, etc., and measurements of the proposed fence.

Fence Ordinances in Berkley Michigan

Here is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Berkley, Michigan. 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 Berkley.

Design and Height Requirements

  • Fences in Berkley can be installed using any common type of fence including: vinyl, wood, chain link and aluminum.
  • The maximum height for a fence in Berkley is 6 feet tall unless you live adjacent to some commercial properties, in which case you may be able to have a maximum fence height of 8 feet tall.
  • All fences must be installed with the finished side, also called the good side, of the fence facing adjacent neighbors. This pertains mostly to wood and chain link fences.

Location Requirements

  • No fence in the city of Berkley can extend forward beyond the front corners of your house/building.
  • Any new fence installed parallel (or directly next to) to an existing fence must be raised 4 inches to allow ground maintenance and prevent weeds between the two fences.
  • Corner lot properties – the fence may require a different setback from the driveway and sidewalk(s). This is meant to allow visibility for vehicles and pedestrians to prevent something bad from happening.
  • If your fence is being installed alongside a neighboring driveway, the fence must be a minimum of 24 inches away from the neighbors driveway. The fence also must be 12 inches away from any sidewalk.

Berkley, MI. Building Department Info

The Berkley 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.


3338 Coolidge Hwy. Berkley, Michigan 48072


(248) 658-3320


The Berkley city offices are located on the Southeast corner of 12 Mile Rd. & Coolidge Hwy. This intersection can be found a short mile West from Woodward Avenue and a couple miles north of Interstate 696.