Columbus, Ohio Fence Installation Guide
CODES-PERMITS, AND VITAL INFO FOR INSTALLING AND REPAIRING FENCES. MUNICIPAL FENCE CODES AND ORDINANCES
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR FENCE INSTALLATION
The Columbus Zoning Code regulates the height and location of a fence public or private. Deed restrictions, easements or covenants may also prohibit certain kinds of fences or specify allowed locations of fences in the subdivision. The city does not regulate or enforce deed restrictions or easements; other homeowners or civic associations in a subdivision may regulate them as well as other subdivision rules.
A few things to remember:
Zoning encourages review of a proposed fence before the fence is erected. Fence review is done “over the counter”. No appointment is necessary. Please visit the Department of Building and Zoning Services Customer Service Center during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or submit an email inquiry to ZoningInfo@columbus.gov.
FENCE ZONING PERMIT APPLICATION
FENCE CODES AND ORDINANCES
BUILDING DEPT ADDRESS & CONTACT
Building and Zoning Services
111 North Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Weekdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
CALL AT 811 OR
AT LEAST THREE BUSINESS DAYS, PRIOR TO OUTDOOR CONSTRUCTION OR DIGGING, CONTRACTORS AND PROPERTY OWNERS – WHOEVER IS EXCAVATING – MUST CALL OHIO811 AT 811 ORAND TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
- WAIT FOR THE SITE TO BE MARKED WITH PAINT, FLAGS OR STAKES. YELLOW INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF UNDERGROUND NATURAL GAS LINES.
- RESPECT THE MARKS AND DIG WITH CARE.
- HAND DIG WITHIN TWO FEET OF BURIED PIPING AND FACILITIES.
- BE MINDFUL THAT INCLEMENT WEATHER MAY WASH AWAY THE PAINTED MARKINGS.
IT’S FREE AND IT’S THE LAW.