How far can a fence be from the side or rear property line? Is a permit required?
A fence may be located at the property line, however the City recommends keeping the fence at least three feet off the property line to allow for maintenance of both sides of the fence. Fences in the front yard do have setback requirements - please contact the City for the setback on your particular street. A permit is not required for a fence, however it is the responsibility of the homeowner to know where the property in line is and where any utility easements may be located. For more information, please call 724-981-0800.

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1. I am building an addition to my home, adding a deck, or putting in a swimming pool, who do I call?
2. Do I need a permit for changing windows, doors, or installing vinyl siding?
3. Do I need a permit to re-shingle my house?
4. My proposed addition is too close to the property line - is it ok to build with my neighbors permission?
5. Will the City locate where my property pins are located?
6. How far can a fence be from the side or rear property line? Is a permit required?
7. How high can my fence be?
8. My neighbor’s tree/shrubbery is encroaching on my property - what can the City do?
9. Do you have drawings of my property at the City Building?
10. Do you have copies of my deed available?
11. I want to open a sole proprietor business in a leased unit. What do I have to do?