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Frisco Fence - Budget Fence N Deck

Budget Fence N Deck is a frisco fence company that services Frisco Texas and the surrounding areas. We offer fencing that is compliant to the Frisco fence code.

Fence Permits are required for all fences built, except when repairing or replacing a portion of the fence -- limited to two (2) sections or sixteen (16) feet. Fences may be built up to eight (8) feet in height from the grade on the rear and side yards of the main structure. Fences built in the front of the main structure may be built four (4') feet in height. All vision clips, access and maintenance (VAM) requirements must be observed. In no case can a fence or portion of any fence extend past any property line.

Fence Ordinance

Sec. 18-491 Wooden Fence Standards.

A. All vertical posts on fences over four (4) feet in height shall be galvanized steel with a minimum two (2) three-eighths (3/8ths) inch diameter, a minimum fifteen (15) gauge thickness, and set in a concrete footing. Picket fences, split rail fences, ranch style or agricultural fences, or other types of decorative fences approved by the Building Official or his/her designee shall be permitted to use wood posts.

B. Concrete footings shall be a minimum of eight (8) inches in diameter.

C. For fences less than seven (7) feet in height, posts shall be spaced at a maximum of eight (8) feet on center, set in a concrete footing of no less than twenty-four (24”) inches deep.

D. For fences that are seven (7) feet or greater in height, posts shall be spaced at a maximum of six (6) feet on center, set in a concrete footing of no less than thirty-six (36”) inches deep.

E. Fence posts attached to or supported by other structures, including retaining walls, shall be provided with foundation and anchorage to prevent movement of structure or retaining wall.

F. All materials shall be securely fastened, vertical boards to horizontal stringers, stringers to vertical posts, top rail, to ensure an ongoing attractive appearance and safe condition, free from rot, rust, vandalism and other sources of decay.

G. The bottom of the fence shall be designed to prevent ground to wood contact. This can be achieved through the use of a concrete strip poured between the fence supports or by raising the pickets to provide a minimum of two inches between the bottom of the pickets and the ground. A kick board may be used to cover the gap between the bottom of the pickets and the ground. This kick board may have ground contact if treated and must be approved for ground contact.

H. All wood material shall be stained, pressure treated, painted, or adequately sealed to prevent decay.

Sec. 18-492 Prohibited Fence Materials.

A. No person shall use rope; string; wire products including but not limited to chicken wire, hog wire, wire fabric, and similar welded or woven wire fabrics; chain; live bamboo; netting; cut or broken glass; paper; unapproved corrugated metal panels; galvanized sheet metal; plywood; or fiberglass panels in any fence or any other material that are not manufactured specifically as fencing materials. The Chief Building Official or his designee may require the applicant to provide the manufacturer’s standards to establish the intended use of a proposed fencing material. Exceptions:

1. A dog window may be installed in a fence no larger than two hundred eighty-eight (288) square inches with corrosion resistant material capable of restraining the dog.

2. Temporary fences made of wire, not in excess of thirty-six (36”) inches, in residential districts are permitted for residential garden uses only.

B. No person shall construct a fence of, damaged, or unsafe materials.

C. No person shall weave or use slats of any material, including but not limited to metal, fiberglass, and bamboo through a chain link fence to create a blind fence, screening fence or any other type of fence addressed in this Ordinance in a residential district.

D. Used materials, equipment and devices shall not be reused unless, it can be determined by the Chief Building Official that, they meet the requirements of the building code for new materials. E. No person shall construct a fence of metal panels on a residentially zoned property. Sec. 18-493 Maintenance and standard of fences. A fence or fences shall be maintained by the owner of the property in compliance with the requirements of this Ordinance including but not limited to the following maintenance standards:

A. A fence shall not lean more than one inch out of vertical for each foot of height as measured from the top of the fence.

B. The owner shall replace broken, damaged, removed or missing parts of a fence within ten (10) days of, the day the owner received notice from the Chief Building Official or his designee, with the same material, or material with comparable composition, color, size, shape and quality of the original fence to which the repair is being made. No permit is required for repairs as defined in this ordinance. The Chief Building Official or his designee may, upon written notice from the owner that unusual circumstances prevent the timely repair of a fence, extend the replacement time as required. The Chief Building Official or his designee shall not extend the replacement time longer than reasonably necessary. The owner requesting a replacement time extension shall provide the Chief Building Official or his designee a written scope and schedule detailing materials and estimated time period of the completed replacement for approval.

C. A fence shall be maintained in sound structural condition as a whole or completely removed, including post(s).

D. Property owners shall maintain fences, including those existing prior to the adoption of this Ordinance, at all times in a state of good repair, safe and secure condition, with all braces, bolts, nails, supporting frame and fastenings free from deterioration, termite infestation, rot, rust or loosening, and able to withstand at all times the wind pressure for which they were designed.

E. Property owners shall regularly paint fence supports, gates, structural members and exterior surfaces that are covered with paint to prevent rusting, peeling or blistering surfaces.

F. Existing fences that were constructed prior to the adoption of this Ordinance that were constructed with materials not currently permitted by this Ordinance may be maintained as long as no part of the fence is or becomes unsafe, dilapidated, or a public nuisance. If the Chief Building Official or his designee determines the fence is unsafe, dilapidated, or a public nuisance the fence must be repaired with materials approved by this Ordinance or be removed.

G. The repairs/maintenance must be made in complete sections extending a minimum of support post to support post. If the Chief Building Official or his designee determines the extent of repair on any existing fence (materials in noncompliance) is in excess of fifty (50%) percent of the total fence, then the entire fence must be replaced with materials approved by this Ordinance. A rolling twelve (12) month time period shall be used to determine if over fifty (50%) percent of a fence has been repaired.

H. The construction of a fence or wall on the property line shall not preclude the property owner’s responsibility to maintain and keep the area between the property line to the back of curb or edge of the pavement or center of alley, free and clear of debris and high weeds.

Sec. 18-494 Requirements for Nonconforming Fences, Walls, Gates, and Columns. Replacement of legal nonconforming fences, walls, gates, and columns shall be subject to the requirements in this ordinance. Exceptions may be granted by an approved PD ordinance for the neighborhood.

A. A permit shall not be required if: 1. Repair of short sections of legal nonconforming fences, walls, gates, or columns when repairs are less than two fence panels or a maximum of sixteen (16) feet; or, 2. Replacement of fence does not exceed fifty (50%) percent of the total fence length; or, 3. A rolling twelve (12) month time period is used between repairs or replacement. B. The replacement of any nonconforming structure shall be prohibited if the Chief Building Official determines that a public safety hazard exists or the City Engineer determines that the structure encroaches in an easement or public right-of-way. Any fence, wall, gate, or column constructed without a lawfully issued permit is a violation of the Municipal Code.

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