Orange County Government, Florida

Residential Fence Permit

Description

The Zoning Division is required to review residential fence permits by Orange County. All residential fence permit applications are reviewed for compliance with the County’s land development regulations. Fence Permits are reviewed for proper placement, height and other specific standards.

Process

Residential fence permits may be obtained in-person or by electronic submittal. The fence permit is issued to the either the property owner or contractor. A residential fence permit expires within 180 days of approval. For structural walls or concrete columns; complete and submit an Application for Building/ Land Use Permit, to be reviewed by the Division of Building Safety.

In-person Fence
Permit Submittal Guidelines:

  • Submit a completed, legible, and signed application for a residential fence permit [if the fence is chain link, vinyl, stockade (wood), or picket only]; include the linear feet, type, and height of the fence.
  • Submit two copies of a site plan or a survey, which must be submitted on a dimensioned plan scaled to fit letter, legal, or ledger paper.
  • Indicate on the survey or site plan the proposed location of the fence.

Electronic Fence
Permit Submittal Guidelines:

  • Fences can be submitted online to fencepermits@ocfl.net.
  • Submissions must include a completed, legible, and signed Residential Fence application including the type and height of the fence. Only the homeowner or contractor may complete the application.
  • Submissions must also include one copy of a dimensioned site plan or a dimensioned survey with the proposed location of the fence notated (to scale).
  • Payment must be in the form of a Credit Card Authorization Form or an Escrow Withdrawal Form.
  • Only PDF files will be accepted and may be no larger than 10mb.
  • Submissions that are denied will be discussed with the applicant. The submission may be either amended/corrected or, if applicable, the applicant may choose to apply for a variance from the code requirements.

Fees


Contact Us

Zoning Division - (407) 836-3111
Email: ZoningInternetMail@ocfl.net

Note(s): When utilizing email, please type ‘Fence’ or ‘Pavers’ in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed within 10 business days from receipt. To check on the status of your application, you may visit Orange County Fast Track Zoning Review.