Do I need a zoning approval for a fence?
No, the town does not require a zoning approval to install a fence. However, there are some restrictions regarding size and materials used.


In a residential area, the maximum allowable height is four feet in the front yard and six feet in the backyard. Fences can be placed on the property line; however, a survey may be required to determine the property line and if any utility easements are there. If access to a utility easement is restricted by a residential fence neither the town nor the utility company is responsible for repairing/replacing any portion that is damaged or removed to access the easement.


Commercial fences are permitted but could be subject to a zoning approval from the town and a building permit from Iredell County.

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1. When is a zoning approval required from the town?
2. How do I get a building permit?
3. How do I know if I am within the Town of Mooresville’s Zoning Jurisdiction?
4. How much are zoning approvals?
5. Do I need a zoning approval for a fence?
6. Where can I get a plat or survey of my property?
7. Who do I contact with issues about tall grass, junk vehicles or minimal housing?