Fence Height Text Amendment


Welcome to the Fence Height Text Amendment project page, where you will find documents related to this project. The City of Geneva is proposing text amendments to Chapter 2 (Definitions), Chapter 3 (General Zoning Provisions), Chapter 15 (Zoning Illustrations) of Title 11 (Zoning) of the Geneva City Code related to the regulation of fence height and locations in the City of Geneva.

Public Hearing

Following the Aug. 25 public hearing, the City's Planning & Zoning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the text amendments as presented, with the following exceptions:

  • Chain link fences be prohibited in street yards.
  • A maximum allowable fence height of 4 feet in corner street yards, irrespective of the yard's relationship to neighboring properties.

The City Council considered and approved the Planning & Zoning Commission's recommendations as presented during their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.

 If you have questions, feel free to contact our Community Development Department staff.

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