Fence Ordinances in Redford Michigan
Below is a brief overview of the fence ordinances for Redford 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 Redford.
Design & Height Requirements
All currently common types and styles of fences are allowed to be installed in Redford such as vinyl fencing, wood fencing, chain link fence and aluminum fence. Allowable styles include privacy fencing, picket fences, and ornamental fences. The maximum height for privacy fences in Redford is 6 feet tall unless otherwise approved by the zoning board or city inspector. The maximum height for non-privacy fences is 4-ft tall.
In Redford Township, you are not allowed to have 6-ft tall fences on the side of the house. There are some exceptions to this rule which include being on a corner lot. You may install a 4-ft tall privacy fence on the side of the home for interior lots.
The finished side of all fences installed in Redford Township must face adjacent neighboring properties. This means that the posts and rails must be on your side of the fence rather than your neighbors.
There is a post hole inspection and final inspection required in Redford Township. This means that after getting your permit approved, you must dig your post holes to 36″ in depth and then have the city come out to inspect them before setting your posts. After receiving approval for the post holes, you will be able to finish your fence and then call for a final inspection once completed.
Fences in Redford can be installed in your backyard and sides of your house but must stop at the front corners of your home. This means that your fence cannot be installed beyond the front corners of your house, into the front yard.
If you live on a corner lot, the fence may extend beyond the front/side corners of your house (towards the side street) as long as you maintain at least 1-ft distance from the public sidewalk and follow all pedestrian and vehicle visibility ordinances.