Installing privacy fences is a great way to hide unsightly views, minimize noise disturbances, and keep pets contained. In addition, the taller height of the fence improves its effectiveness in reaching these goals.

Most local jurisdictions impose height limitations on fences which are generally capped at 6ft in residential areas. A privacy fence is normally 8 – 9 ft high, so you may need to seek a permit before replacing a standard fence with a privacy fence.

And in cases where one fails to comply with the stipulated height regulations, penalties like fines are usually imposed. Here is what you should know about privacy fence height limits.

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