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No, the fence can be built up to but not on the property line in the rear yard.
Yes, but you will need to have:
Visit the Building Forms page to access relevant application forms.
No, the fence must stop at the front building line. For more information, view the Decorative Fence FAQs.
Every street has a predetermined building line in the front yard of which no structure can encroach without seeking a variance.
If your block has been developed with a substantially uniform home set-back from the street, the building line is the uniform front foundation line. Contact the Brooklyn Building Department at 216-635-4203 for further information.
All of the backyard can be enclosed with the exception of an 8 foot triangular area where the driveway meets the public sidewalk. The balance of the fence must be set back from the public sidewalk a minimum of 2 feet.
The maximum height for a residential fence is 6 feet.
There are no requirements, but the following is recommended:
Yes. To access the necessary applications, visit the Building Forms page.