Fence Codes and Regulations for South Holland Village, IL
The Village of South Holland is a community of 22,000 residents located south of Chicago, Il. Incorporated in 1894, the village was settled by immigrants from the Netherlands and was recognized by Forbes magazine as “the most livable suburb of Chicago” in 2007. The village has a number of unique municipal ordinances which reflect the strong religious traditions of its founders. Village residents enjoy a high quality of life with a strong median income.
- Building Permit Required? – A building permit is required for all residential fence projects in South Holland. Permits cost $10 per $1,000 of value, minimum $50.
- Permit Documents Required:
- Completed permit application
- Copy of plat of survey showing proposed fence location
- Plans to include description of type and height of proposed fence
- Evidence of contractor license and registration valid in village
- Inspector site check
- Fence Materials Allowed – Steel, Aluminum, Wood, others as approved.
- Fence Styles Allowed – Chain link, solid, semi-open.
- Maximum Height Limits – 6′ maximum height. 30″ minimum height for boundary fence.
- Property Line Issues – Fences may be placed up to lot lines in most cases.
- Inspection Needed – Final inspection required after construction.
- Village of South Holland Building Authority Contact – 708-210-2915
- Village of South Holland Building Department Website
Specific Fence Ordinances, Rules and Codes
- Front Yard: No front yard fences permitted on any residential lot beyond building setback line.
- Side and Rear Yard Fencing: 6′ 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 over 5’ require variance and written permission from neighbor
- Fences must be of uniform height within 6″
- Fences enclosing utility easement are subject to removal for maintenance