Building a Fence

In Sturgeon County, fencing and screening does not normally require a permit as long as:

  • It is on your own property
  • In any residential district, it does not exceed 1.83 m (6 ft) in height in a rear yard or side yard not abutting a public road
  • In any residential district, except for the AG (Agriculture) and R1 (Country Residential) districts, it does not exceed 1m (3.3vft) in height in a front yard or flanking front yard abutting a public road
  • In any AG district, for extensive livestock purposes, it does not exceed 2.44 m (8 ft) in height
  • In any commercial or industrial district, it does not exceed 2.44 m (8 ft) in height
  • In any district, it does not exceed the sight triangle requirements
  • In any residential district, no barbed wire is included.

If your fence is outside of these regulations, you will need to apply for a variance.

Ask your neighbours!

We encourage you to talk to your neighbours and plan your fences cooperatively to keep good relations.

Still Have Questions? Ask Us!

Planning and Development Services
9613-100 Street,
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1L9
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  780-939-8275
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