Do I need a permit to construct a fence and are there any requirements?

Fence permits are not required by the City of West Allis; however certain requirements do need to be followed. Residential property owners may place a fence with a height no greater than six feet up to the property line in the side and rear yards. Fences are not permitted in the required front yard. The “good side” of the fence is required to face out towards your neighbors. Fences are not allowed to project into the vision triangle at the intersection of streets or alleys on residential properties. If you have any questions about fence locations, you can contact the City of West Allis Department of Building Inspection and Neighborhood Services at (414) 302-8400 or review the Revised Municipal Code, Section 13.31, online or at City Hall.

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1. What should I do if my contractor did not obtain a permit?
2. Can I do construction work myself or must I hire a licensed contractor?
3. If I do not need a permit, may I construct my project however I want?
4. Do I need a permit to construct a basement rec-room?
5. Do I need a permit to construct a fence and are there any requirements?
6. Do I need a permit to re-roof my home?
7. Do I need a permit to re-side my home?
8. Do I need a permit to construct a storage shed?
9. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?
10. Do I need a permit to replace my windows?
11. I want to remodel my kitchen. What permits will I need?
12. I want to replace the light fixtures on the outside of my home. Do I need an electrical permit?
13. My neighbor's yard is a mess. Can the City force them to clean it up?
14. Who is responsible for cleaning snow and ice from fire hydrants?
15. Who is responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks?