§ 150.001  FENCES.
   (A)   Definition.  For the purpose of this section, FENCE shall be defined as the erection of any structure of wood, wire, wood and wire, or any other material that encloses land on all sides or only one or more sides.
(`88 Code, Ch. 3, § 7.01)
   (B)   Permits required.
      (1)   Anyone erecting a non-exempt fence within the city limits, must apply for a permit from the city.
      (2)   The fees for fence permits shall be as provided for in § 6.00 of the Fee Schedule found in Appendix 1 of this Code.
(`88 Code, Ch. 3, § 7.02 and App. A, § 5.00; Am. Ord. 98-023; passed 8-11-98)
   (C)   Concrete wire, barbed wire and other types of fences prohibited.  No fence regulated by this section shall be constructed of concrete wire, hog wire, chicken wire, barbed wire or any similar type wire which is less than 12 gauge, nor shall any electric fence be used in any residentially zoned area of the city.
(`88 Code, Ch. 3, § 7.03)
   (D)   An underground or invisible fence shall not be considered a primary object or confinement; however, it may be utilized as a secondary containment.
   (E)   Exemptions.  Any fence erected for any bona fide agricultural enterprise or upon any commercially zoned property or property owned by a governmental entity shall be exempt from the regulation set forth in this section.
   (F)   The maximum height of any permitted fence shall be eight feet for a chain link or other type of security fence that does not obstruct visibility, or six feet for a solid privacy fence.
(`88 Code, Ch. 3, § 7.04)  (Ord. 176, passed 4-12-83; Am. Ord. 260, passed 1-10-89; Am. Ord. 99-001, passed 1-12-99; Am. Ord. 00-021, passed 8-22-00; Am. Ord. 2020-014, passed 2-25-19; Am. Ord. O-2021- 003, passed 1-26-21)  Penalty, see § 150.999