The average price of fence panels is $7 to $19 per linear foot, as of 2015. Nationally, the average cost of a full fence is $2,651, but this number varies depending on the material and other factors.
There are a number of factors that go into the cost of a fence including building materials, permits, utilities and grading. When it comes to the building materials, sometimes a homeowner buys them separately, but most of the time the materials come from the contractor and are included in the overall estimate cost of the fence. A building permit is also necessary, and the average permit is several hundred dollars.
A fence should not interfere with any utility services, and a homeowner can call 811 in any state to find out if there are any underground utilities near the home. If a call is not made to locate underground utilities, the installation may become very costly if these utilities sustain damage. Grading also affects the cost of a fence installation, especially if the land has a higher slope, as this makes the installation more difficult. Labor costs are part of the cost of a fence, and the charge and calculation are usually by the linear foot.