Building permits are required in Belvedere for all additions, alterations, repairs, and for all maintenance that is done to electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems. Fences and gates not higher than 6 feet are subject to building permit exemption. However, most all exterior changes, including fences, require Planning Design Review, even if a building permit is not be required.
The following Municipal Code and Policies govern new and existing fences including repair and replacement. Please review before starting any fence project.
- Belvedere Municipal Code, Title 19.48.190 – Residential Zones—Certain facilities and structures permitted in yards
- Belvedere Municipal Code, Title 20.04.150 – Fences and screening.
- Administrative Policy, Part 15.4 – Fence Repair & Replacement
To confirm whether a building permit and/or Design Review is required for your fence project, contact the Planning & Building Department by email or call (415) 435-3838.