Fences

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Fence Permit

While the City of Thorold Fence By-law regulates the erection of fences in the City of Thorold, there is no requirement for a property owner to obtain a permit from the City prior to the erection of a fence unless the fence is to enclose a swimming pool. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the fence is constructed in accordance with all applicable by-laws and regulations.

Please note: All outdoor swimming pools require an enclosure as per section 4 of the Pool By-Law. All such pool enclosures require a permit.

Prior to Fence Installation

It is the responsibility of the Property Owner to:

  • verify the boundaries of their property
  • ensure that the fence will not be constructed on lands owned by the City or on any highway or road allowance
  • ensure that the fence will not be constructed on lands or property not owned by the property owner installing the fence
  • call for locates for any services on the property
  • consult with neighbour(s) when installing a division fence

During Fence Installation

It is the responsibility of the Property Owner to:

  • ensure that the fence is not constructed using prohibited materials
  • ensure that the fence is constructed on lands or property owned by the property owner installing the fence
  • ensure the fence is constructed in accordance with the provisions of the Fence By-law
  • ensure that any fence constructed as a swimming pool enclosure complies with the requirements of the City of Thorold Pool By-law

After Fence Installation

It is the responsibility of the Property Owner to:

  • ensure that the fence is maintained in a good state of repair
  • ensure that the fence is maintained free of prohibited materials
  • each shared owner of a division fence is responsible for the maintenance and repair of a just portion of the fence which divides their properties

 

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