§ 151.133  FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES.
   Fences, walls, hedges and similar barriers, all referred to herein as “fence”, are permitted in any private yard subject to the following regulations.
   (A)   Zoning permits are required for all fences over three feet in height.
   (B)   Material such as wire mesh, hog wire fencing, straight wire fencing, barbed wire or snow fencing are not allowed.
   (C)   All fences shall be constructed with the finished side facing outward.
   (D)   Fences shall be constructed in a substantially workmanlike manner and of material suited for the purpose for which the fence is proposed to be used. Every fence shall be maintained in a condition of reasonable repair and shall not be allowed to become and remain in a condition of disrepair or danger or to constitute a public or private nuisance.
   (E)   Fences shall be set back at least one foot from the lot lines. Fences are allowed on the property line only with written permission by abutting property owners; the written permission must be included in the application for a zoning permit.
   (F)   Fences may be allowed over the maximum height only with written permission by abutting property owners; the written permission must be included in the application for a zoning permit. Any allowance greater than the maximum height is subject to approval by the City Council.
   (G)   Residential fences in the front yard shall not be over three feet in height. For purposes of this chapter, corner lots may have more than one front yard.
   (H)   Residential fences in the side yard immediately adjacent to the house shall not be over six feet in height.
   (I)   Residential fences in the rear yard shall not be over eight feet in height.
   (J)   Commercial/industrial fences shall not be over eight feet in height.
   (K)   Commercial/industrial uses that require a conditional use permit, such as junkyards or salvage operations, may be required by the Council to have fences constructed to certain additional height, material or location standards to ensure necessary and proper screening.
(Ord. 75, passed 12-27-1990; Ord. 96, passed 11-8-2004)  Penalty, see § 151.999