Fence Codes and Regulations for Oak Forest, IL

Located southwest to Chicago downtown, Oak Forest is home to about 28,000 residents and nearly 10,000 households. The city’s building codes mandate a permit for all residential fences installed by professional installers or DIY homeowners. The average cost of a permit is $10. All privacy fences require Mayor-City Council approval. 6′ maximum height must be followed and a final inspection is required. No front-yard fences are permitted by the codes. A swimming pool must be enclosed by a fence at least 5′ with a self-latching gate.

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