Fence Information

Good news! You don’t need a permit to build a fence.

But we do have some guidelines that you’ll need to follow when building your fence.

  1. Build your fence on or within your property line. Your Real Property Report can show you where your property lines are.
  2. Build your backyard fence no taller than 6 feet, 6 inches (2 metres) and your front yard fence (or hedge) no taller than 3 feet (0.9 metres).
  3. Use safe building materials to build your fence. You can’t use electrified materials, protruding sharpened spikes, broken glass, or barbed wire on your fence.
  4. Check with your subdivision developer or home builder to see if there are any other architectural controls in your neighbourhood.
  5. Make sure you have adequate sight lines if you live on a corner lot. You can’t build a fence, grow a hedge, or put any other screening materials that are higher than 3 feet in sight line areas.

Contact Inspections and Licensing for further information regarding fences on corner lots.

Diagram showing distances and guidlines for building a fence

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.