If you are planning to build a fence or a wall, please check with the Planning and Building Department for the proper building permits as required by the Zoning regulations. Maximum height for fences in the front yard is 4 feet, side and back yards is 6 feet.

Most fences are built on or behind property line. To locate the property line, you will need a boundary survey. To work in the right of way, you must have an encroachment permit.

Permit Fees

  • Fences, barriers, landscaping, etc. - $326

Related Permits

You may need a Fence Height Exception from San Mateo County's Planning & Building Department depending on the height of the fence and the materials used. See Planning & Building's Fence Height Exception »