Fences

Hours: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm – Please call prior to 4:30 pm for all inspection requests.
Phone: (801)446-5327
Fax: (801)838-9073
building@herriman.org

If you are planning to build a fence 7′ tall or less a building permit is not required. If the fence will be taller than 7′, a permit is required. Please be aware of the City Fencing Ordinance and especially these requirements and restrictions:

If the fence is 7′ or less in height a building permit is not required.

However, if you live on a corner lot, you are required to comply with the “clear-view” ordinance.

A. Intersection streets and clear visibility

No obstruction to view in excess of three (3) feet in height shall be placed on any corner lot within a triangular area formed by the street property lines and a line connecting them at points thirty (30) feet from the intersection of the street lines, except a reasonable number of trees pruned high enough to permit unobstructed vision to automobile drivers. Where two (2) fifty (50) foot streets intersect the legs of the triangle can be reduced to twenty five (25) feet. Front yard solid fencing shall not exceed three feet (3′) in height and open type fencing shall not exceed four feet (4′) in height.

B. Driveways

No obstruction to view in excess of three (3) feet in height shall be placed at any driveway or automobile access-way within the triangular area formed by connecting the points of intersection of the side driveway or access-way line and the property or side street line with points twelve (12) feet along the property line and twelve (12) feet along the driveway line.

C. Prohibited Trees in Park Strips

Please know that the areas between the sidewalk and the curb/gutter (park strip) must be completely landscaped and must comply with the landscaping ordinance, the clear view requirements and the prohibited trees list (see Tree List).

If you have any questions, contact the Planning & Zoning Department at (801)446-5323 or planning@herriman.org.

If the fence is taller than 7′, a building permit is required. Submit to the city:

  • Permit Application Form
  • Two (2) copies of construction details showing how the fence will be built, i.e. size and depth of anchorage, spans between posts, etc.
  • Two (2) copies of site plan showing where the fence will be located on the property and the linear foot measurement of the fence.

Make sure you comply with the “clear-view” ordinance printed above.

*You will be required to restore any berms, swales and v-ditches, etc. that were installed in the drainage easements to ensure that drainage control on the property and in the subdivision remains unchanged (see Typical Drainage Designs) .

If you have either a Homeowners Association (HOA) or CCR’s (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) you are required to research what those requirements are. Those regulations should have been given to you when you purchased the home. If not, contact your HOA. If no HOA is active, then contact the Salt Lake County Recorder’s office at (801)468-3000 or at the following website https://secure.utah.gov/hoa/index.html. Ask them for the CCR’s recorded on your subdivision plat map. Herriman City does not have information about, nor do we enforce any HOA or CCR requirements.

Submit application and plans to the Building Department at the City Office Building at 13011 South Pioneer Street during our office hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember, the office is closed on State and Federal holidays.

Plan review will take approximately 10-15 business days, after which we may call with corrections that will need to be made to your plans. After the plans have been approved, we will call or email that the permit is ready to issue. The permit fee for fences is $94.47. Checks should be made payable to Herriman City. Payments less than $1,000 can also be made with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.

Be sure to call Bluestakes before you dig at (800)662-4111 (www.bluestakes.org).

You will need to schedule an inspection on the footings before the concrete is poured and a final inspection. Call the Building Department at (801)446-5327 at least one business day before you wish to schedule your inspections. You may ask for an hour block of time when there will be an adult to meet the inspector at the property.

When installing landscaping, fences, rock/masonry walls, etc., all required v-ditches, swales and berms must be reinstalled to return the drainage flow back to its original state. No alteration to the land of any kind can obstruct or alter the path of flow of any drainage easement used in the design of the subdivision to drain your lot and neighboring lots. Any change in drainage design must have an alternate method of maintaining the flow approved by the city prior to changes being made. See Typical Swales diagram.

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