1467.05  FENCES IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
   (a)   Scope. This section shall include Residential Districts (R1-A, R1-B, R1-C and RMD) and Rural Residential Districts (RRV, RR-2, RR-3 and Minor Subdivisions).
   (b)   Permitted Fences.  The following fences and those determined as similar shall be permitted in residential districts:
      (1)   Backyard enclosure fence.
      (2)   Building envelope enclosure fence.
      (3)   Chain link fence.
      (4)   Living fence.
      (5)   Open ornamental fence.
      (6)   Ornamental metal fence.
      (7)   Patio privacy fence.
      (8)   Picket fence.
      (9)   Rail fence.
      (10)   Split rail fence.
      (11)   Shadowbox fence.
      (12)   Silt fence.
      (13)   Stockade fence.
      (14)   Stone fence.
      (15)   Well fence.
   (c)   Restricted Fences. The following fences shall be restricted in residential districts:
      (1)   All fences as restricted by Section 1467.05(d) and (e).
      (2)   Barbed wire and concertina wire fences shall be prohibited.
      (3)   Chicken wire fences shall be prohibited.
      (4)   Cluster development fences shall be limited to patio privacy fences enclosing deck or patio areas.
         A.   Such fences shall not exceed six feet in height from the existing finished natural grade line.
         B.   Such fences shall not be permitted in front or side yards.
      (5)   Dumpster enclosure fence shall be prohibited, except for multi-family dwellings.
      (6)   Electrified fences shall be prohibited.
      (7)   Fences not listed as permitted shall be prohibited unless determined to be a similar fence.
      (8)   Patio privacy fence.
      (9)   Swimming pool fence, as set forth in the regulations of Section 1482.06.
      (10)   Tennis court fences. Approval shall be required from the Planning Commission.
      (11)   Solid sheets of fabric, vinyl, or canvas screening materials are prohibited.
   (d)   Maximum Fence Height and Location of Fence Types.  Maximum fence heights and location of fence types for all residential districts excluding Rural Residential Districts RR-2 and RR-3.
      (1)   Rear and Side Yards.
         A.   Backyard enclosure fences shall meet all of the following specifications:
            1.   The fence shall not exceed six feet in height from the existing finished natural grade line. 
            2.   The fence encloses part of or rear yard and/or the side yard(s) of the subject property.
            3.   Although not mandatory, the fence may follow property boundaries (i.e. lot lines).
            4.   The fence shall contain a gate that is at least three feet wide and is located so as to provide reasonable and easy access to safety forces.
            5.   The entire fence is erected five feet back from the front wall line of the residence or to the rear of the front building setback line, whichever is further from the street.
               a.   Exception number 1:  If the subject property is a corner lot, then, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the fence shall also be erected entirely behind the building setback line established for the secondary street setback or ten feet from the right-of-way, whichever is closer to the street.
               b.   Exception number 2:  If the subject property is a through lot, where the rear yard fronts on another street, the fence erected shall also be erected entirely behind the established setback line for structures on that street.
            6.   Backyard enclosure fences occurring within a Rural Residential District shall be an open ornamental fence (such as a rail, split rail or white picket fence) or an ornamental metal fence.
         B.   Fences shall not exceed forty-two inches in height from the existing finished natural grade line for a distance of ten feet from any public sidewalk.
      (2)   Front Yard. Open ornamental, picket and split fences not exceeding forty-two inches in height from the existing finished natural grade line shall be permitted. All other fences are prohibited in the front yard.
   (e)   Maximum Fence Height and Location of Fence Types.  Maximum fence heights and location of fence types for Rural Residential Districts RR-2 and RR-3.
      (1)   Rear and Side Yards.
         A.   Backyard enclosure fences shall meet all of the following specifications:
            1.   Fences within the building envelope shall not exceed six feet in height from the existing finished natural grade line.
            2.   Fences outside of the building envelope shall be permitted providing they are of a split rail or similar style that does not impair vision and shall not exceed forty- two inches in height from the existing finished natural grade line.
            3.   The fence encloses part of or the entire rear yard and/or the side yard(s) of the subject property from the existing finished natural grade line.
            4.   Although not mandatory, the fence may follow property boundaries (i.e. lot lines).
            5.   The fence shall contain a gate that is at least three feet wide and is located so as to provide reasonable and easy access to safety forces.
            6.   The entire fence is erected five feet back from the front wall line of the residence or to the rear of the front building setback line, whichever is further from the street.
               a.   Exception number 1:  If the subject property is a corner lot, then, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the fence shall also be erected entirely behind the building setback line established for the secondary street setback or from a distance of ten feet from the right-of-way, whichever is closer to the street.
               b.   Exception number 2:  If the subject property is a through lot, where the rear yard fronts on another street, the fence erected shall also be erected entirely behind the established setback line for structures on that street.
         B.   Fences shall not exceed forty-two inches in height from the existing finished natural grade line for a distance of ten feet from any public sidewalk.
      (2)   Front Yard.  Open ornamental, picket and split fences not exceeding forty-two inches in height shall be permitted.  All other fences are prohibited in the front yard.
      (3)   Fences Within the Building Envelope.  Building envelope enclosure fences shall meet all of the following specifications:
         A.   The fence does not exceed six feet in height from the existing finished natural grade line. 
         B.   The fence encloses part of or the rear yard and/or the side yard(s) of the subject property falling entirely within the building envelope enclosure.
         C.   The fence shall contain a gate that is at least three feet wide and is located so as to provide reasonable and easy access to safety forces.
         D.   The entire fence is erected five feet back from the front wall line of the residence or to the rear of the front building setback line, whichever is further from the street.
            1.   Exception number 1:  If the subject property is a corner lot, then, in addition to the aforementioned requirements, the fence shall also be erected entirely behind the building setback line established for the secondary street setback or from a distance of ten feet from the right-of -way, whichever is closer to the street.
            2.   Exception number 2:  If the subject property is a through lot, where the rear yard fronts on another street, the fence erected shall also be erected entirely behind the established setback line for structures on that street.
(Ord. 15-11.  Passed 1-20-15.)