Fence Codes and Ordinances for Lansing Village, IL
Located south to the Chicago metro, the Village of Lansing is home to about 28,000 residents. The village’s building codes require a permit prior to any fencing project. All commercial fence companies must be properly licensed, bonded and insured before making installations in Lansing. Front-yard fences are not permitted. All swimming pools must be enclosed with a fence at least 4′ high.
- Building Permit Required? – A small project building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Lansing. Permit fees vary.
- Permit Documents Required:
- Completed permit application.
- Copy of plat of survey showing proposed fence location.
- Description of type and height of proposed fence.
- Evidence of contractor license, bonding and insurance valid in village.
- Inspector site check.
- Fence Materials Allowed – Metal, wood, others as approved.
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, semi-privacy and privacy.
- Maximum Height Limits – 6’ maximum height in residential yards. Residential fences bordering commercial property may be 8’.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to lot lines in most cases.
- Inspections Needed – Post hole inspection prior to construction. Final inspection required after construction.
- Building Authority Contact – Lansing Village Building Department (708) 895-7193.
- Lansing Village Building Department Website.
Specific Fence Rules, Codes and Restrictions
- Front Yard Installation – Not permitted.
- Corner Side Yard Installation – On reverse corner lots, fences may be located within front or corner side yards.
- Line of Sight Obstruction – No fences are permitted to obstruct the view of any motor vehicle being driven on a public or private street.
- Barbed wire and electrically charged fencing prohibited on residential property.
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot.
- Refuse dumpster areas must be screen by fence, wall or hedge.
- Yards containing swimming pools must be completely enclosed by fence at least 4’ in height. If no yard perimeter fence, height must be 6’.
- Where permitted, fences shall be set back a minimum of 1 foot from any public sidewalk.