Summary: This Tip addresses the questions most commonly asked by homeowners wishing to construct decks, fences and arbors for their single family residences on Neighborhood Residential and lowrise Multifamily zoned properties. Decks vary widely in the scope of their construction, some requiring permits from the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). Fences generally do not require a building permit, but there are regulations that need to be followed. Arbors generally require a building permit.

Date Revised: 04/11/2024

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