Friday, March 1, 2013

Where do we install

Sterling Fence Inc
Sterling Fence Inc services the 7 county Metro area.
The fencing contractors at Sterling Fence Inc. install chain link, wood panel, vinyl and ornamental fence. We are a full-service fencing company that provides service throughout the Twin Cities including Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Crystal, Robbinsdale, New Hope, Hopkins, Edina, Richfield, Columbia Heights, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Excellsior, Wayzata, Orono, Maple Plain, Long Lake, Medina, Minnetrista, Mound, Waconia, Watertown, Delano, Cologne, Victoria, Chaska, Chanhassen, Shakopee, Jordan, Savage, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Farmington, Rosemount, Eagan, Elko, New Market, Maple Grove, Rogers, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Osseo, Ham Lake, Andover, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, New Brighton, Mounds View, Shoreview, St. Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, Little Canada, North St. Paul, South St. Paul, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, Dellwood, Woodbury, Lake Elmo, Inver Grove Heights, Cottage Grove, Hastings, Hugo and Forest Lake, MN. We are insured and licensed to operate in the state of Minnesota.

Cedar fencing installation

Wood Fences are very appealing in any setting whether it be residential, commercial or agricultural. When properly installed wooden fences can be that extra touch that your property needs to truly enhance its look. We offer many different wooden fence solutions including privacy fence, good neighbor fence, back yard enclosures, farm railing and more. Sterling Fence Inc. builds many different many styles with Western Red Cedar materials.

Minnetonka Fence installation

Sterling Fence Inc. does all types of fence installations in Minnetonka.

Where do we work?

Minnetonka, Edina, Bloomington and Eden Prairie are 4 areas that Sterling Fence Inc does installation in.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Minnetonka Fence Code

Fence Rules

This handout summarizes requirements for fence construction on single-family residential properties.

However, it is not all inclusive. Please contact a planner at 952-939-8290 with specific questions regarding

your project.

Special Notes: Sterling Fence Inc has more detail on file or go to

Permit: A building permit is required for any fence over 6-feet in height.

Location on a “Standard Lot”: Fences must be located on private property. It is a property owner’s

responsibility to determine where property lines are located. There is no minimum setback for fences from

property lines. However, fences must maintain minimum setbacks from natural features, including: ordinary high

water level of lakes and creeks, 100-year and floodplain elevations, and the delineated edge of wetlands. If your

property includes any such features, please contact a planner regarding your project.

Location on a “Corner Lot”: No fence over

2.5 feet in height may be located within 25 feet

of a paved intersection.

Easements: Many residential properties

contain easements, either public or private. A

fence placed in an easement is placed there at

a property owner’s own risk.

Fence Orientation: Fencing materials may

be placed on either side of support posts.

There is no “right-side/wrong-side” rule.

Pools and Spas: A non-surmountable fence

5-feet in height is required around all residential

pools and spas. Specific questions regarding

this regulation should be directed to the

Environmental Health Division at 952-939-


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Bloomington fence code

The following information condenses the provisions in

Bloomington City Code Section 21.301.08 , Sterling Fence Inc. has more detail on file. Go tyo



See Terms and definitions on page 4 for

explanations of the terms used in this handout.

When is a permit required?

Fence installations, alterations or repairs do not require a

permit, with the following exceptions:

• A fence taller than six feet in height requires a building

permit from the Building and Inspection Division


the fence is installed.

• A fence within a floodplain requires a permit from the

Building and Inspection Division

before installation.

• A fence within a shore area that is not more than 10

feet inland from the ordinary high water level (OHWL)

requires a shore area permit from the Building and

Inspection Division

before installation.

• A fence may not be placed in the right-of-way without

approval and an encroachment agreement.

Code requirements apply even if a permit is not required.


The following regulations apply to fence height, subject to

the exceptions in the next column. For height

requirements, an alley is not considered a street.

Maximum height of fence body

within area from property line to setback line

Residential Non-residential

Yard adjacent to street

4 feet 6 feet

Yard not adjacent

to street

6 feet 10 feet

See below for typical residential lot examples.


1. A residential fence in a yard adjacent to an arterial

street as designated by the

Comprehensive Plan may

be a maximum height of six feet.

See map on page 4.

2. A residential fence that meets the required setback

from a specific property line for a principal structure in

its zoning district may be eight feet high. A permit is


3. A residential fence in the rear yard of a corner lot may

be six feet high if the fence meets the minimum

setback from the street for a principal structure in its

zoning district or provided the fence is no closer to the

street than the principal structure or garage.

4. A residential fence in the rear yard of a through lot

when both adjacent lots are also through lots may be

six feet high.

5. A residential fence adjacent to a nonresidential use

may be eight feet high. A permit is required.


Information Sheet

Community Development

Planning and Economic Dev.

1800 W. Old Shakopee Road

Bloomington MN 55431-3027

PH 952-563-8920

FAX 952-563-8949

TTY 952-563-8740


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Rear yard

not adjacent to street

Corner lot

Internal lot

Property line

Property line

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maximum height;

50% maximum opacity if

over 3 feet high


maximum height,

no opacity requirements;


maximum height,

if building setbacks are met

Rear yard

adjacent to street

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on page 3

Front yard

adjacent to street

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Local (not arterial) street

Fence height and opacity

for typical residential

corner and internal lot

NOTE: Example assumes houses

are at minimum setback lines.

Permit required for fence

taller than 6 feet.

Property line

Setback line



Property line

Corner lot




Interior lot

Through lot

Lot type examples

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Edina Fence Code

City of Edina – Fence Code
Edina Fence Code

Subd. 5
Fences in the R-1 and R-2 Districts. Fences erected in the R-1 District and R-2

District shall conform to the following:

A. Fences exceeding four feet in height shall not be erected within a required front street

setback or side street setback, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 2. of Subd. 7 of Subsection


B. No fence shall exceed six feet in height.

C. Fences shall be installed with the finished side facing neighboring properties.

D. No fence shall be installed so as to obstruct a required clear view at street intersections as

required by Section 1405 of this Code.

Sterling Fence Inc has a more detailed copy of the fence code


Permit: Requirements in Minnetonka, 
A building permit is required for any fence over 6-feet in height. Sterling Fence Inc has may styles of wood fence in 6' and less in height which will provide excellent privacy,