Fence Codes and Regulations for Rolling Meadows, IL
The City of Rolling Meadows was incorporated in 1955 and designed to be a community welcoming WWII veterans to new housing developments. With a current population of 24,000 and a location proximate to O’Hare International Airport, Rolling Meadows has proven to be a perfect site for numerous major corporations to establish headquarters. The City prides itself on its diversity and economic stability, and provides employment with large organizations within its borders as a means to continued prosperity.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in Rolling Meadows. Permits cost $35 for first $1000 of project cost and $9.50 per additional $1,000 thereafter.
- Permit Documents Required:
- Completed permit application
- 3 copies of plat of survey showing proposed fence location
- 3 sets of construction plans showing compliance with Village codes and ordinances, legible and drawn to scale
- Description of type and height of proposed fence
- Evidence of contractor license valid in city with bonding and insurance if required
- Inspector site check
- Fence Materials Allowed – Steel, Aluminum, Wood, others as approved.
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, solid, semi-open.
- Maximum Height Limits – 6.5′ maximum height.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to lot lines in most cases.
- Inspection Needed – Final inspection required after construction.
- Rolling Meadows Building Authority Contact – 847-506-6030
- Rolling Meadows Building Department Website
Specific Fence Ordinances, Rules and Codes
- Front Yard: No front yard fences permitted on any residential lot.
- Side and Rear Yard Fencing: 6.5′ maximum height.
- Barbed wire and electrically charged fencing prohibited on residential property
- Construction side and supports for fences must face in to permit holder’s lot
- Fences must be constructed to withstand wind pressure of 20 lb/square inch
- Chain link fence must be installed with barbs facing down
- Fences may not impede natural drainage of lot enclosed