Fence Codes and Ordinances for Glenview Village, IL
Located in northwest region of the Chicago metro, the Village of Glenview, with a population of 45,000 is known for its exceptional public schools. Fence construction is common in this family-oriented community. All fence companies and homeowners need to follow the village’s fence codes and regulations. Whether installed by a contractor or as a DIY project, all fence installations require a permit. The permit fee averages $25. Most fencing materials, including ornamental metal, wood and vinyl PVC, are allowed. The fence height in the front yard fence can’t exceed 4′ and the maximum height for backyard fences is 7′.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Glenview. Permits average $25.
- Permit Documentation Needed
- Completed permit application
- Copy of plat of survey showing proposed fence location
- Site Plan
- Fence Materials Allowed – wrought iron, wood, aluminum faux wrought iron, faux wood. Masonry and stone permitted for non-street adjacent rear and side yards.
- Fence Styles Allowed – At least 50% open for front/side yard adjacent to street. Rear or side yard non-adjacent to street may be solid or closed.
- Maximum Height Limits – 4’ maximum height front yard, 7’ maximum height rear or side yard.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to 2’ from lot lines in most cases.
- Inspections Needed – Final inspection required after construction.
- Glenview Village Building Authority Contact – the Inspectional Services Division at (847) 904-4340 or by email to email@example.com.
- Glenview Village Building Department Website
Specific Fence Rules, Codes and Restrictions
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot. Finished side must face adjacent properties.
- Plywood and 2 x 4 constructions prohibited.
- Homeowner association requirements may vary from village requirements and compliance is responsibility of property owner or permit holder