The City of Golden Valley does not require permits for fences. Fences must meet the following requirements.

Fence Height

Fence height must be 6 feet or less in the backyard and 4 feet or less in the front yard. Exceptions to this may apply if your property line is along a busy street. Contact the Planning Department for clarification specific to your property.

Fence Location

Entire fence structure must be on the owner’s side of the property line.

corner visibility diagramVisibility must be maintained at all street intersections. If you live on a street corner, no part of your fence can obstruct the corner visibility zone. The corner visibility zone is the area between the right-of-way lines of intersecting streets and a line joining points on such lines 45 feet distant from their point of intersection, or in the case of a rounded corner, the point of intersection of the tangents. See illustration.

Fence Appearance

All structural supports for the fence must face inward towards your property.