14B-31-3114  Fences.
The following language is adopted as a new Section 3114:
3114. FENCES
3114.1 General.
Fences shall comply with the provisions of Sections 3114.2 through 3114.4.
3114.2 Classification.
Fences shall be classified according to the general form of their construction as screen fences or solid fences and according to their combustibility in accordance with Sections 3114.2.1 through 3114.2.3.
3114.2.1 Screen fences.
A screen fence is a fence so constructed that at least 50 percent of the superficial area thereof consists of regularly distributed apertures.
3114.2.2 Solid fences.
A solid fence is a fence so constructed that less than 50 percent of the superficial area thereof consists of regularly distributed apertures.
3114.2.3 Combustible fences.
Any fence not constructed entirely of noncombustible materials shall be classed as a combustible fence.
3114.3 Height.
The height of fences shall not exceed the values in Table 3114.3.
TABLE 3114.3
MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF FENCES
MATERIAL
CLASSIFICATION
MAXIMUM HEIGHT (feet)
NOTES
MATERIAL
CLASSIFICATION
MAXIMUM HEIGHT (feet)
NOTES
Combustible
Screen fence
8
All
Solid fence
6
Horizontal distance from fence to public way less than or equal to height of fence
8
Horizontal distance from fence to public way exceeds height of fence
Noncombustible
Screen fence
10
All others
15
Enclosing a Group A-5 occupancy; enclosing a yard accessory to a Group B, F, I, M or S occupancy
Solid fence
8
All others
12
Enclosing a Group A-5 occupancy; enclosing a yard accessory to a Group B, F, I, M or S occupancy
 
For SI: 1 foot = 304.8 mm.
3114.4 Wind load.
Fences shall be designed and constructed to resist a horizontal wind pressure of not less than 30 pounds per square foot (1436 kN/m2) in addition to all other forces to which they may be subjected.
3114.5 Barbed wire and razor wire.
The use of barbed wire or razor wire at a height less than 8 feet (2438 mm) above the ground shall be prohibited.
Exception: Where wholly located on or over private property, the use of barbed wire or razor wire more than 7 feet (2134 mm) above the ground shall be allowed."
(Amend Coun. J. 2-19-20, p. 14473, Art. II, § 97)