Public Works - Planning and Development
Building and Inspection
- General Guidelines For Commercial Uses
- Wood Construction
- Modified Wood Construction attached to a Concrete or Block retaining wall
- Retaining Wall
- Block Construction
General Guidelines For Commercial Uses
- The height of the fence is measured from the grade on the high side of the property line.
- Property line fencing is to be setback 25’ from the street property line.
- Fencing is to be constructed 6' above the elevation of the parking lot adjacent to the property line.
- Fencing over 6' high requires a building permit.
Fences should be constructed of quality materials and built to withstand the elements of wind, water, and sun. Listed below are standards that will facilitate the longevity of a visual barrier.
- The support posts should be a minimum of 4" x 4" x 8", treated wood or wood of natural resistance to decay such as redwood or cedar, and a #1 grade wood.
- The support posts should be placed a minimum of 2 feet 6 inches into the ground using 90 pounds of concrete per post for stabilization.
- The top of the concrete should be exposed above the finished grade and slope away from the post.
- Posts should have a maximum spacing of 8 feet.
- Posts should be placed without any concrete under them to allow water to drain away from the post.
- The rails should be treated wood or wood of natural resistance to decay such as redwood or cedar, a #1 grade wood, and supported by the posts at a maximum interval of 8 feet.
- The rails should be 2" x 4" x 8’ and attached to the posts by a galvanized simpson FB24 fence bracket or equal.
- A minimum of two rails and preferably three rails should be used.
- The slats should be a minimum of 1" x 4" treated wood or wood of natural resistance to decay such as redwood or cedar, a #1 grade wood, and no greater than 6 feet high without obtaining a building permit.
- A space of 2 inches should be left between the bottom of the slates and the ground. The slats should be installed with no space between them.
- The slats should be fastened using galvanized 6 penny nails or 1-1/2 inch staples placed pneumatically.
- Pecky cedar or grape stakes should not be acceptable in the construction of the visual barrier.