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Fence Permit Requirements in Redford Michigan

The permit process at Redford Township is quite easy. Permits are usually approved within a week or two. It is important to remember that there is a post hole inspection, which means you will need to dig your post holes to 36″ deep and have them inspected before setting your posts. 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 residential fence permit fee in Redford Michigan is $55.

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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

A mortgage survey or comparable 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.

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 a form for consent to remove the existing fence.

You can avoid getting neighbor consent by installing the new proposed fence in front of the existing fence.

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.

Location Requirements

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.

Redford Michigan Building Department Info

The Redford 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.


12200 Beech Daly Road Redford, Michigan 48239

Phone Number

(313) 387-2680

Driving Directions

The Redford Township building department is located on the East side of Beech Daly Road between Plymouth Road and I-96. It can be found directly across the street from the U.S. Post Office

If you look for a Fence Installation Company in Redford, Michigan, please give us a call we would love to help!