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Fence Maintenance

The maintenance and replacement of screening fence along a major corridor is the responsibility of the property owner.  It is important to upkeep the fence on your private property along major corridors to help keep your neighbourhood attractive and safe!

What You Need to Know

  • screening fence that is located along a major corridor was likely installed by the developer
  • is located within your property boundary
  • is your responsibility to maintain, repair and ultimately replace as needed.
Restrictive Covenants

Although the Town does not regulate the style, colour or type of fencing, the developer of your neighbourhood may have.  Please review the restrictive covenant registered to your land title. which speaks to the property owners' responsibility for fence upkeep.

Accessing your fence via public lands

Should you or your contractor require access from public lands to maintain your fence, you will need a Park Access Permit. Please request a permit at least two business days in advance from Parks.

What is the Town responsible for?

The Town will perform minor maintenance of street side fencing (e.g. graffiti removal).

Permit Required for Access on Public Property

For access permits, or to obtain a copy of your land title and restrictive covenance please contact Planning Services

Background

Screening fences first appeared in Okotoks in subdivisions during the late 1970s and are typically constructed with either wood, stucco, concrete, brick and/or stone.  Currently, there are many screening fences in Okotoks and a large percent of them are located on private property.

Screening fences provide a visual shield between private residences and public spaces. They can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of a community, ensure privacy and deter undesired access to private properties.  Although the Town does not regulate the style, colour or type of fencing, the developer of your neighbourhood may have.  Please review the restrictive covenant registered to your land title. which speaks to the property owners' responsibility for fence upkeep.  For more information on Restrictive Covenants, please contact Planning Services.

Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance can extend the life of a screening fence and help retain the aesthetic appeal of a community. With a little regular upkeep, a typical screening fence can last up to 25 years. This upkeep can also help in retaining the aesthetic appeal of a community as screening fences are often the first thing seen by people driving or walking by.  Maintenance typically involves painting and replacing damaged boards. 

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  • General Inquiries: (403) 995-2760 Contact Online
    Fax: (403) 938-7387
Closed on Statutory Holidays