Fences and Privacy Screen By-law

The Fences and Privacy Screen By-law regulates fences, hedges and privacy screens including but not limited to:

  • how height is calculated
  • height and location to minimize impact on visibility triangles on driveways and corner lots
  • maximum height in residential zones
  • maximum height outside of residential zones
  • restrictions on fence materials and construction

Non-compliance with the by-law may result in fees and charges under the Administrative Penalty By-law.

Before you start building a fence or gate, it is important to review the Fences and Gates construction page to check if there are permit requirements for your project.