Frequently Asked Questions

Fences

Where can I put a fence on my property?

Your fence orientation may be found in the Comprehensive Development Code.

When are permits required to install or replace a fence?

The City requires a building permit to install, repair or replace all fences.

Where can fences be located?
Fences may be placed anywhere on private property up to the property line so long as height restrictions and sight visibility standards are met. Fences must also be located at least two feet from sidewalks.
How tall can my fence be?
Fences located on single-family, duplex, triplex and commercial properties may be up to six feet tall in rear and side yards and up to four feet tall in front yards.

Industrial properties may have fences up to eight feet tall on all sides.

Multi-family and mobile home communities may have fences up to six feet tall on all sides.

What kind of fence materials are allowed?
Residential properties may have fences constructed of wood, vinyl, brick, split-faced or stucco covered CMU, stone, aluminum and chain link.

Multi-family and mobile home parks are allowed brick, chain link, split-faced or stucco CMU, glass, vinyl, aluminum, and stone fences and walls.

Commercial properties are allowed brick, split-faced or stucco CMU, glass, vinyl, aluminum, and stone fences and walls.

Industrial properties are allowed barbed wire, brick, chain link, split-faced or stucco CMU, glass, vinyl, and stone fences and walls.
Do I need a survey for a fence permit?
Because fence permit reviews verify the allowed locations, visibility requirements, and allowable heights, a valid survey or site plan is required with the application.
Which direction should the fence face? 
All fences shall be installed with the finished side facing towards neighboring properties and any abutting right of way.
Are fences allowed in easements?
Proposed fence installations and replacements that are to be located within a public easement will be reviewed by the City Engineering Department to ensure the fence does not interfere with the function and intent of the easement.

Common Fence Replacement and Installation Applications (P = permitted; refer to ordinance for athletic fences)

STANDARD/PROPERTY TYPE

Single-family,
Duplex, Triplex

Multi-family & Mobile Home Communities

Commercial

Industrial

Height

Maximum (ft.)

6 rear/side yard
4 front yard

6 all sides

6 rear/side yard
4 front yard

8 all sides

Materials & Fence Types

Barbed wire

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

P

Brick

P

P

P

P

Chain link

P

P

Not allowed

P

Concrete with stucco or split faced CMU

P

P

P

P

Electric

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Glass

P

P

P

P

Vinyl

P

P

P

P

Aluminum

P

P

P

P

Stone

P

P

P

P

Wood

P

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not Allowed

Other

What is my zoning?

The City of Largo does not use traditional zoning. Instead, the Future Land Use Map (FLUM) regulates current uses for each property within the City and provides policy guidance for future development. You may find your Future Land Use using our handy app.

What are the building setbacks on my property?

Building setback is the minimum distance that a building can be from your property line. Building setbacks can vary by land use, building type and the nature of the adjacent type. Building setback information may be found in our Comprehensive Development Code.

What uses are allowed on my property?

The allowed uses can be found in Chapter 6 of the Comprehensive Development Code.

How do I request a zoning verification letter?

To request a zoning verification letter, please contact the Planner-on-Call at 727-587-6700 Ext. 7301.

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