Fence Codes and Ordinances for Burbank, IL
Set in the southwest suburb of the Chicago metro area, the City of Burbank is home to about 29,000 residents. Burbank borders the city of Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood. All residential fence installations are required to obtain a permit, which costs an average of $15. All commercial fence companies are required to present proof of license and bonding in order to make installations and obtain a permit in Burbank. No fencing with chicken wire and square welded mesh wire is permitted. The maximum height allowed is 6′. An entire fence should be built with the same materials.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Burbank. Permits average $15.
- Permit Documents Required:
- Completed permit application
- A sketch showing the proposed location on the residential lot.
- Specification of the building materials and the height.
- Evidence of contractor license and bonding valid in Burbank.
- Fence Materials Allowed – Metal, wood, others as approved.
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, semi-privacy and privacy.
- Maximum Height Limits – 6′ maximum height for back yard. 3′ maximum for front yard fences where they are permitted. 5′ maximum for swimming pool fences.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to lot lines in most cases.
- Inspections Needed – Inquire at time of application.
- Building Authority Contact in Burbank – Building Department (708) 599-5500.
- Burbank Building Department Website.
Specific Fence Rules, Ordinances and Restrictions
- Front Yard Installation – Fences on front yards are generally prohibited in the city of Burbank. Exceptions can be made with approval by the city.
- Line of Sight Obstruction – Where permitted, front-yard fences can’t block more than 25% of see-through vision.
- Barbed wire and electrically charged fencing prohibited on any residential property.
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot.
- No fences are permitted in any public right-of-way or easement.
- Any fence permitted in an easement shall be built in such a way that the fencing panels and posts may be readily removable.
- A gate or opening shall be provided in all enclosures.
- The same materials must be used for the entire length of the fence.