Arbors, archways, boundary fences, gates, pergolas, screens, trellises, walls, and similar structures are all examples of fences.
Find your property line's location
Contact a Registered BC Land Surveyor to find out where your property line is.
We are unable to indicate where the legal boundary between two properties are and cannot be a party to any disputes between neighbours about fences. This is a civil matter and may require the resolution of small claims court.
Fences that don't require a permit
A fence may be erected along the property lines of a one- or two-family dwelling without a permit if the fence is:
- Four feet or less (along the perimeter of the front yard)
- Six feet or less (along the side and rear of the yard)
- Concrete block
Materials not permitted
- Barbed wire
- Razor wire
- Electrified fences
Over height fence
Fences that are over four feet in height, can be considered by the Director of Planning. Review consideration of over height fence PDF file (295 KB)