Fence Permit Information

The Planning Division receives and processes fence permit applications through the review and permitting process The Planning Division staff ensures that the fence meets our Municipal Code requirements.

Fences between four (4) and six (6) feet require a Planning Division permit. Fences eight (8) feet and over require a building permit. All fences must be placed on private property; and not located on the public right of way or a neighbor's property. LOCATION OF PROPERTY LINES IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT.
Please refer to Sec. 27-604, "Fences, Walls and Hedges". Fences on corner lots, near alleys or driveways will require careful placement to preserve clear vision areas.  Please refer to Sec. 27-615 "Clear Vision Requirements". Here are a few examples of site plans.

This page is intended to provide general information. For additional help related to fences and fence permitting, please contact us at 406-247-8676 or send us an E-mail.

For more information on fences in the City of Billings, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.


Code Enforcement investigates compliance issues on a complaint basis. If there is a fence violation you would like to report, please fill out our form.  Complaints are investigated in the order that they are received.


APPLY NOW: Fence Permit Application

Fence Permit fees are currently $28.00. To submit a fence permit for review, please mail the completed application, site plan, and fee to:
City/County Planning Division

Attn:  Permits

2825 3rd Ave N., 4th Floor

Billings, MT 59101


Citizen Access allows vendors with a current business license the convenience of viewing permits, applying for permits online and paying fees with a credit card. We are looking forward to serving you online!


CLICK HERE and follow the steps below.
1. Click Public Access button on the left
2. Click Permits button on the left
3. Choose the search type, and enter the Address or Application/Permit Number
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Fence Companies  are encouraged to register to set up a log-on id and manage multiple permits. This service is also available for one-time users. 

CLICK HERE to register to create your id and password and begin using this convenient service. For further information, contact the City of Billings Planning Division.  Phone:406-247-8676 E-mail:plnonline@billingsmt.gov