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312 W Whitewater StreetP.O. Box 178Whitewater WI 53190(262) 473-0540www.whitewater-wi.gov
Check if fence is for security purposes
Within the B-3 and M-1 districts, security fences are permitted within the side and rear yard areas. Such fences shall be designed to enclose the entire area for security and shall not exceed ten feet in height. Barbed wire is permitted only on security fences at least six feet above established grade levels.
Check if fence is for a swimming pool
For the purpose of this chapter, "pool" shall include swimming pools, hot tubs, whirlpools or other similar devices, but shall not include:
a. Storable swimming or wading pools having a diameter of eighteen feet or less and a wall height of twenty-four inches or less and which are constructed in such a way as to be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to original integrity; or
b. Storable swimming or wading pools with nonmetallic inflatable walls regardless of dimension.
c. All temporary swimming pools shall be removed and stored by November 1. Swimming pools shall not be allowed in front yards. Swimming pools on side or in backyards shall be a minimum of fifteen feet from the property line.
d. All swimming pools shall be covered and ladders removed when not in use.
e. Pools within the scope of this section which are not enclosed within a permanent building shall be completely enclosed by a fence of sufficient strength to prevent access to the pool. Such fence or wall shall not be less than six feet in height and shall be so constructed as not to have voids, holes or openings larger than six inches in one dimension. Gates or doors shall be kept locked (which includes the use of self-locking devices) while the pool is not in actual use.
THE APPLICANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FENCE BEING LOCATED ON THE INTENDED PROPERTY and certifies that the fence does not encroach into any utility easement, public right-of-way, vision clearance area, or neighboring properties.
THE APPLICANT FURTHER AGREES THAT IF THE FENCE IS BUILT IN OR ACROSS ANY OF THESE AREAS, THE APPLICANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REMOVING AND REPLACING THE FENCE.
I agree to abide by applicable rules and regulations regarding the standards for fences within the City. I understand that this is not a permit, but a memorandum of understanding that I have read and understand the City ordinance regulations and will meet City Code when installing a fence on my property.
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