I want to put a fence on my property, what are the City's regulations for height and location?

The following section can be found in the City of Berea's Zoning Code: Lot and Yard Regulations for Dwellings in Residential Districts, Section 203. 13 : Wall and Fence Regulations:

  • (a) Walls or fences located in a required front yard in an R-SP-A District and/or R-SF-B District shall have a maximum height of 4 feet, except when located on zoning lots abutting Bagley Road, Front Street, Prospect Street, Henry Street, Mulberry Street and Rocky River Drive north of Bagley Road, or when incorporated in a buffer screening plan for a conditional use as required in Section 501.3 of this Code.
  • (b) Walls or fences approved as conditional use for a front yard of a zoning lot in an R-T, MF-MD, MF-HD and R-0 District, in accordance with the administrative provisions of Article VIII, may have a maximum height of 6 feet.
  • (c) Walls and fences located in a rear or side yard shall have a maximum height of 6 feet. If any such wall is located within five feet of a lot line, it shall have uniform open area of at -east 25%. (Ordinance 1979-175, passed October, 29 1779.)
  • (d) Walls and fences shall be designed and constructed in such fashion that the finished side of such wall or fence faces to the exterior of the lot. (Ordinance 1996-35, passed June, 17 1996.)

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