HOW To Build A Fence In The City Of Vancouver
Fences In Vancouver
What materials are acceptable for fences in Vancouver?
Materials such as wood, brick, concrete block and metal are permitted, however, barbed wire, razor wire and electrified fences are not permitted.
In considering relaxation of fence height limitations, the Director of Planning may notify neighboring property owners deemed necessary, and have regard to general neighborhood response concerning the suitability of the proposed overheight fence elements to the streetscape.
Where a fence is erected or placed above a common boundary retaining wall or within 1.0 m of a common boundary retaining wall, the maximum permissible heights hall be reduced by half the height of the retaining wall.
Areas where Council Approved Design Guidelines apply
Fencing is reviewed as part of a conditional development permit application, the Director of Planning will have regard first to the applicable guidelines of that zone.