What are the requirements for fences?
To construct a fence requires a building permit. A fence can be placed on the lot line, but you will need to know the exact location of your lot lines. The Buena Vista County Assessor's office would have the dimensions of your lot, but to ensure the exact location of the lot lines a survey of your property would be necessary.

Interior lot fence requirements include:
  • May not exceed four-feet in height in the front and side yards
  • May not exceed seven-feet in height in the back yard
  • Decorative side must face the adjoining neighbor’s property

Corner lots have additional requirements. For more information, please contact the Building Department at (712) 732-8002 .

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