Fence Permit Requirements
Are you looking to have a new fence installed in Palos Park? The first step in the process is to complete a fence permit application and submit it to the Building Department. They will want the name and contact details of the fence contractor you have selected to complete the fence installation. All post holes the fence company digs must be at least 42" inches deep into the ground from the grade of your yard. The Village of Palos Park will want to know the type of fence you plan to install, the kinds of materials, and the proposed height of the fence as well. Please keep in mind that either you or the fence company needs to contact JULIE 1-800-892-0123 before any digging commences.
Additional Fence Requirements
Your fence contractor must register with the Village of Palos Park to complete fence installations inside the city limits. You will need to submit a copy of your Plat of Survey indicating where you plan to have the fence installed as it relates to your property boundaries. Keep in mind; it's the sole responsibility of the homeowner to make sure you locate the property lines and pins. It's also your responsibility to contact your Homeowners' Association for a letter of approval if required by your neighborhood. The Village of Palos Park requires post hole inspections, to measure the depth of the post holes the fence company digs. Also, final inspections are required to make sure the fence installation is up to code. You or your fence company needs to contact the Community Development Department to schedule these inspections.
Fence Installation Requirements
Your fence company cannot install a fence between your front lot line and the front of your home in the Village of Palos Park. Fences are permitted in the side, corner side and rear yards. If you live on a corner lot, there are special rules and regulations when it comes to fence installation. We suggest that you contact the Building Department for more information before purchasing a new fence. The fence must be a minimum of 70% percent open in its design. If you live near a highway, railroad, or commercially zoned property, your fence contractor may install a solid fence. Fences cannot be taller than 4 and a half feet unless you have a pool, in which case the fence can be 5 to 6 feet in height. When it comes to fence materials, the Village of Palos Park wants you to install fences that are resistant to decay, such as steel, stone, wrought iron, and aluminum fencing. Please keep in mind that your new fence cannot obstruct the natural flow of water on your property, public utility, or drainage easements during the fence installation process.
Still Have Questions?
If you have questions or concerns about your upcoming fence installation with Illinois Fence Company, please feel free to call, text, or email us at any time. If you need to speak with the Village of Palos Park, please see their contact details below and reach out to them directly.