How high of a fence can I have?

In all zoning districts, the maximum height of a fence is 2.5 feet, if located within a required front setback or within any required setback abutting a street or alley; 6 feet, if located within a side or rear setback not abutting a street or if located outside of a required setback but facing a street or alley; and 8 feet everywhere else. Fence height is measured from the high side of the fence. Additional height of up to 18 inches is allowed for ornamentation and lighting on top of fence columns. A Fence Exception may be granted for additional non-decorative fence height in certain cases where safety or other considerations warrant. Some fence materials are prohibited in some areas.

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1. What determines how large of an addition I can build on my house?
2. What is "lot coverage", what is "floor area ratio", and what is the difference?
3. What is the difference between "gross" and "net" lot area?
4. How do I find out what size my lot is?
5. How do I determine the slope on my lot?
6. What is a building setback?
7. How do I determine where my property lines are?
8. How long does it take to get a permit for an addition to my house?
9. How large of a deck can I have?
10. How high of a fence can I have?
11. What is a Use Permit and why would I need one?
12. What is a Variance and how do I get one?
13. What is the process for Planning Commission review of my project?
14. When will the Planning Commission meet on my project?
15. What are the chances that the Planning Commission will approve my project?
16. What happens after the Planning Commission approves my project?
17. What happens if the Planning Commission denies my project?
18. How do I appeal a decision I don’t agree with?
19. Can the City recommend a good architect for my project?
20. What is the parcel number for the property at _____?
21. What is the zoning for the property at _____?
22. What are the development regulations for the _____ Zone?
23. How many parking spaces are required for a _____?