Do You Need a Minnesota Fence Code Permit?

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Fence Installation Minneapolis & St. Paul

Planning to add a fence to your property? It’s an outstanding investment. The advantages of safety, privacy, and security are important enough, but fences also increase your property value, enhance your aesthetics, and add excellent resale incentive. But a fence should not only suit your personal preferences, it also needs to align with your city’s regulations. Before you stake your turf, you’ll want to know which codes are designated by your city, and whether you’ll need a permit. 


Most cities have certain codes and regulations that need to be followed for fence installation. These vary from city to city, and also from residential to commercial installation. Many property owners don’t know that they are responsible for verifying their city’s codes before installing a fence. Just because it is your property, does not necessarily mean you can install a fence wherever you wish. Contacting your local building officials is one way to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information available. Some of the things these codes regulate are:

  • Setbacks
  • Fencing material
  • Fence height
  • Boundary lines
  • Construction conditions
  • Location of fence


Security Fence & Construction cares about getting your job done correctly, efficiently, and up to code. We have assembled a list of building codes and permits for the Minnesota area, so you can easily locate the information. We understand your city’s rules and regulations, as well as contact information for your city, to make sure your questions are answered. We are also available to guide you through the process and will secure all permits and inspections for you, leaving no room for error. Each of the cities below have their own regulations. Contact us today to discuss your fence installation and we will help you with all permits and codes requires in your city. 

  • Albertville
  • Andover
  • Anoka
  • Apple Valley
  • Belle Plaine
  • Bethel
  • Blaine
  • Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Center
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Buffalo
  • Burnsville
  • Champlin
  • Chanhassen
  • Chaska
  • Circle Pines
  • Columbia Heights
  • Coon Rapids
  • Cottage Grove
  • Crystal
  • Deep Haven
  • Delano 
  • Eagan
  • East Bethel
  • Eden Prairie
  • Edina
  • Elk River
  • Excelsior
  • Falcon Heights
  • Faribault
  • Farmington
  • Forest Lake
  • Fridley
  • Glencoe
  • Golden Valley
  • Ham Lake
  • Hanover
  • Hopkins
  • Hugo
  • Inner Grove Heights
  • Jordan
  • Lakeville
  • Leno Lakes
  • Little Canada
  • Maple Grove
  • Maplewood
  • Mendota Heights
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnetonka
  • Mound
  • Mounds View
  • New Brighton
  • New Hope
  • Oakdale
  • Orono
  • Otsego
  • Plymouth
  • Prior Lake
  • Richfield
  • Robbinsdale
  • Rogers
  • Rosemount
  • Roseville
  • Savage
  • Shakopee
  • Shoreview
  • South St. Paul
  • Stillwater
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Michael
  • St. Paul
  • St. Paul Park
  • St. Louis Park
  • Victoria
  • Waconia
  • Wayzata
  • White Bear Lake
  • Woodbury


Start by contacting a fence installation professional. A reputable fencing company employs installers who are experts in the industry and will keep your project compliant while delivering you a stunning finished product. The right company will walk you through the process step by step, and address all of your concerns and questions. It is much easier to work with a professional who anticipates issues and preempts them, rather than starting a project, only to find out it’s not up to code.


Security Fence & Construction is a family-owned company that has been installing fences in Minnesota since 1972. We specialize in every type of fencing material available, and have installed countless residential and commercial fences on all types of property. We work with suppliers that use only the finest materials, and customize each project to fit your specific needs. Our longstanding industry relationships allow us to offer you the highest quality at affordable prices. Our customer testimonials prove that customer satisfaction is our first priority. We work hard to make sure your project is completed quickly and beautifully, with the compliance and durability to last a lifetime. Contact us today for a free estimate- and you’ll wonder why you didn’t call us sooner!