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Fence Permit Requirements in Garden City MI

It is rather easy to apply for a permit at the Garden City building department. All you need to do is get all of the required documents together (listed below) and submit them to the city office along with the permit fee (based on the scope of work). Once the permit is reviewed and approved, the city office will give you a call and notify you of the approval. 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!

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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 (x2)

Two copies of 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.

Fence Drawing/Spec

A detailed drawing or spec sheet of the proposed fence will need to accompany your fence permit paperwork. This will give the city inspector all of the details needed in order to understand that exact fence that will be installed.

Neighbor Approval Form(s)

If you have a neighboring property that shares a property line where you will be installing your fence, you must have that neighbor fill out this form and submit it with your permit application. Each sharing neighbor must fill out a form.

Fence Ordinances in Garden City Michigan

Below is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Garden City 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 Garden City.

Design & Height Requirements

Garden City will allow you to install pretty much any common type and style of fence. These common fence types include vinyl fencing, wood fencing, chain link fence, aluminum fence, and composite fencing. Some styles that are allowed include privacy fencing, picket fences, and ornamental fences. The maximum height for residential backyard fences in Garden City is 6 feet tall.

When building a fence in Garden City you are required to build it with the finished side of the fence facing your neighbors. this means that all posts and rails must be on your side of the fence and the smooth/finished side of the fence must be on your neighbors side of the fence.

Location Requirements

All fences installed in Garden City must be entirely on the installing party’s property unless the installing party and their neighbor(s) file for a joint permit. In that case you can install the fence on the shared property line. It is also important to note that all fences must stop at the rear corners of your house unless you have a side door giving access to your house/garage. If this is the case, you can have your fence extend beyond the side door but not quite to the front corners of the house.

If you live on a corner lot and want to have a fence installed in your side yard (facing the side street) you may do so but your fence must be a minimum distance of 1-ft away from all public sidewalks. You must also follow all pedestrian sight ordinances which requires your fence to not be installed within 10-ft in any direction of where your sidewalk and driveway intersect. This is to make sure that you can properly see pedestrians on the sidewalk when pulling out of your garage/driveway.

Garden City Michigan Building Department Info

The Garden City 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.


6000 Middlebelt Road Garden City, Michigan 48135

Phone Number

(734) 793-1650

Driving Directions

The Garden City building department is located on the East side of Middle Belt Road between Maplewood St. and Ford Rd. This location can be found about 1/2 mile North of Ford Road.