Fencing regulations are usually found through the local city planning department, and ordinances pertaining to residential and commercial fencing are often posted online. Local laws sometimes enforce height restrictions for fences or specify where fencing is allowed. Some homeowners associations have jurisdiction over fencing and residents must heed guidelines.
Before installing a fence, property owners must be careful to take accurate measurements of the land area. Placing a fence on a neighbor's property is a costly mistake that is best avoided by knowing exactly where the fence boundary line is located. Working from a plat or property blueprint that clearly shows property lines is recommended. It's also important to check the initial measurements by measuring a second time.