Do I need a permit to build a fence around my property?
The Fence By-law (By-law No. 2003-462) sets minimum standards for fences and related permits on residential properties. The by-law does not regulate where you should put the fence, be it on or near your property line. It also does not regulate how costs for the fence are determined by neighboring property owners. View the complete details about fence legislation here.
What are the height restrictions for fences in Ottawa?
The fence around the pool must be at least 5′ high, and of an approved design to deter children from climbing. For exact specifications on gate and fence height restrictions, read the Ottawa fencing by-laws.
Do I need a permit to add a fence around my pool?
Pool enclosures such as ponds, blow up pools, self-inflating pools, and hot tubs are required to erect and maintain an enclosure around it to make the pool inaccessible to small children. These enclosures require a permit and homeowners will need to submit a permit application that describes the enclosure and the property on which the pool is to be constructed. Learn more about the permit application process.
What are the height restrictions for a fence around my pool in Ottawa?
Every enclosure must be at least 1.5 meters (5 ft.) in height and comply with several construction specifications. The complete details of the proposed enclosure, details of existing fencing and the information that needs to be included in the permit application can be obtained in the Pool Enclosure By-law No. 2013-39. Get more information about pool fences here.
Can fence posts shift in winter?
The freezing and thawing during the winter can cause the soil beneath your fence to expand and contract in winter. Experienced fence installers in Ottawa will ensure that the fence posts are installed past the frost line, which will reduce the likelihood of your fence structure being compromised due to the shifting of posts.
Can fences and their posts rot in winter?
During the cooler winter months, fences are exposed to increased moisture. This effect can put the wood fibers under strain, which may increase the likelihood of mildew and rot. To minimize the chance of fences and posts being exposed to mold, be sure to remove organic matter and leaves from fence boards.
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