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Residential Issues

Fencing Regulations

The City does not require fences to be erected between two residential properties, unless one of the following applies:
  • the property has an in-ground swimming pool
  • the property is designated a Residential Child Care District with an outdoor play area.

Residential fence heights are regulated to a height of not more than 1.2 meters in the front yard or between the main building and the roadway, and a height of 2 meters elsewhere on the property. The use of barbed wire, electrified wire and barbed tape obstacle are prohibited fencing materials in residential areas.

For a detailed summary of fencing heights and prohibited materials please see the Zoning Bylaw.

A dispute concerning fencing between two properties is strictly a civil matter between both property owners.