This guide is intended to guide you through the permitting process for building a fence on your property. Fence construction requirements depend on the location of the property, location of the fence, height and construction materials. Fences should not be constructed in the adjacent property or in the public right-of-way.
NOTE: All retaining walls or fences must be six inches back from the public sidewalk, regardless of where the property line is.
Check Landmark status
If your property is in a local historic landmark district or is a designated landmark structure, the Landmark Preservation staff must complete a design review of your project before you begin. Use the DevelopDENVER tool to the right to determine your property’s landmark status. Changes to the exterior of landmarked properties require approval from Landmark Preservation prior to the issuance of appropriate zoning, building, curb cut, or revocable permits. Visit the Design Review web page for more information.
Identify your fence type
Select the picture that best describes the fence you want to install to view the guidelines for installing a fence on your property.
Submit completed application
Complete the zoning permit application for fences and submit to the Zoning Permit staff.