If the property is in a local Heritage Preservation District or is a locally-designated historic site, design approval must be obtained from the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) or DSI staff before the building permit can be issued. Chain link fencing is generally not allowed in front yards or in the front half of side yards.
In addition to a site plan, an elevated drawing will be required illustrating all the details of the fence, including height, general appearance, materials to be used, and whether it will be painted or stained.
Call (651) 266-9070 to find out whether a property is in a historic district or is a historically designated site. To reach a HPC staff person, call (651) 266-9087.