Fencing Requirements

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Fence/Wall Permitting Process

Submittal Requirements

To obtain a permit for the construction of fencing/walls, please provide the following information:

  1. A completed Construction Permit application.
  2. A site plan, indicating boundary lines, location of all existing structures and fencing, and the proposed location of new fencing. If different fencing material will be used, please indicate where the material changes.
  3. Provide a detail of fencing design and materials.
  4. Note your intention to use one of the Town's approved standard fence details OR provide engineered drawings of all concrete, concrete masonry or similar type material construction.

Standard Detail or Engineered Drawings

Approved standard fence details are available for applicants to use. Or you may provide a fence detail drawn by a registered engineer instead.

Pool Fence Requirements

The Town of Queen Creek requires a pool barrier to be provided for all swimming pools. Barriers are required for both above and in-ground pools.

Examples of these barriers include a five-foot-high fence on three sides of the pool along with either a motorized safety pool cover, or a ground level door that is self closing and self latching. Another way to meet the pool safety barrier requirements is by having five-foot-high fences on all sides of the pool.

While there are specific restrictions placed on each of these examples, it is important to know that each pool must be protected by some type of barrier. Be sure to take advantage of the free On-Site Review and Guidance Barrier program by calling the Town to schedule an appointment. For specific details of barrier requirements, please refer to Town Ordinance No. 479-10.

 

Architectural Standards Information

Consulting with HOAs

Although the Town does not enforce Home Owner Association (HOA) restrictions such as CC&Rs or architectural guidelines, we do advise that you check with your HOA prior to obtaining any permits to verify if they require approval of your plans. Failure to consult your HOA could result in making changes to approved permits and possible delays in construction.

Town Guidelines

Queen Creek prides itself on maintaining its rural character and feeling of open space. The community has adopted design guidelines for fence construction as part of the zoning and subdivision ordinances. In many cases, these guidelines call for construction of “view fencing,” which is any combination of fencing that is at least 50 percent open. Examples include wrought iron or vinyl rail fencing as illustrated here.
Wrought Iron, Vinyl Rail Fencing

Creativity is encouraged; Queen Creek strives to set itself apart from other communities. The use of materials such as brick and stone, as opposed to block and stucco, is encouraged. The Town includes different zoning districts which have different fencing requirements. The following illustrations of preferred fencing types are provided according to zoning district.

R1-43 and Larger Zoning Districts

R1-43 and Larger Zoning DistrictsConstruction of solid fencing is limited to the buildable area of the lot (within the building envelope). Fencing along property lines should be view fence. Wire mesh or chain link may be used with rail fence, but not as stand-alone material.

Fencing

 

While the Town does not have any standards for fencing for animals, it is important to install appropriate fencing to contain animals such as cattle and horses.

 

R1-6, R1-7, R1-8, R1-9, R1-12, R1-15, R-18, R1-35, R-2, and R-3, R-4, R1-4 and R1-5 Zoning Districts

Fence ZoningFences adjacent to arterial and collector streets may be solid fences, regardless of the landscape tract width separating the lots from the street. Fences adjacent to a community open space system or trail located in tracts containing a minimum width of ten (10) feet shall be partial view fencing (4-ft. solid, 2-ft. view).

Except as otherwise provided in the district regulations, fences in the required front yard setback shall not exceed 36 inches in height. Fences may be allowed up to 48 inches, if at least the top 12 inches of the fence is view fence. Be sure to check with the Town if you have any questions about the height or location of your fence.

For questions about fence design, please contact the Planning Division at 480-358-3003.


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