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Fence Permit Requirements in Farmington Hills

Fence Permits are issued at the zoning office. It is very easy to apply for a permit in Farmington Hills. If you have all of the proper documents (see below), you just need to submit them to the zoning office for review and approval. There is no inspections required for Farmington Hills fence permits unless you are enclosing a pool with a new fence. 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 cost for a fence permit in Farmington Hills is $10

Click Here to visit the official website for Farmington Hills 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 building department.

Proposed Layout

A detailed drawing/layout of the proposed fence must accompany your fence permit application. This proposed layout/drawing will need to include any buildings/structures on the property, any existing fences, walls, etc., and measurements of the proposed fence. It is also important to indicate whether or not there is a pool on the property as well.

Fence Ordinances in Farmington Hills Michigan

Below is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Farmington Hills. 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 Farmington Hills.

Design & Height Requirements

In Farmington Hills you can install any common fence type and design. This includes vinyl, wood, chain link, and aluminum. The maximum height allowed for fences is 6-ft tall in the backyard.

Any fence being installed in a front yard cannot exceed 3-ft in height and must be an ornamental fence, such as aluminum. No fencing can extend beyond the front corners of the house.

The finished side of fences installed in Farmington Hills can face either the homeowners property, or their neighbor’s property. This means that the posts and rails can be positioned on either side of the fence and the finished side of the fence may face either property.

Location Requirements

Fences can be installed in your backyard and along the sides of your house but not beyond the front corners of your house. The exception to this is an ornamental or decorative fence that can be installed in your front yard if it does not exceed 3-ft in height.

If you live on a corner lot and and would like your fence installed towards the sidewalk, you will need to make sure that your fence is at least 1-ft away from any public sidewalk and meets all pedestrian visibility requirements where your driveway is located. This means that there is an area where the fence cannot be placed which is made up of a 10×10-ft cutback from your driveway to allow visual clearance.

Farmington Hills Building Department Info

The Farmington Hills 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.


31555 West 11 Mile Road Farmington Hills, Michigan 48336

Phone Number

(248) 871-2400

Driving Directions

The Farmington Hills city offices are located on the Southwest corner of Orchard Lake Road and 11 Mile Road. This intersection can be found roughly one mile South of I-696, Orchard Lake Rd. exit.

If you are looking for a Fence Installation Company in Farmington Hills Michigan, please give us a call, we would love to help!