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Yes, a fence permit is required. A sketch drawing of the location of the fence and the height and type of fence are required on the permit application. Please submit the application and call 811 to request a locate prior to constructing any fence.
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Zoning is a set of policies adopted by the City Council to regulate the use of land within the city. The location, size, and height of buildings and signs, size of lots, yards, and other open spaces are all regulated by Zoning. Zoning also regulates what you can use your property for and what you can build on it. The basis of Zoning is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community and its residents.
It is the responsibility of each property owner to determine the location of their lot lines. An abstract will give you the dimension of a property, however, locating the property pins located at the corners of your lot will help you determine the boundaries. If you cannot find your property pins, you may consider hiring a licensed land surveyor to survey your property. The City does not have a survey crew to survey private property. The online Des Moines County GIS Mapping System shows the approximate location of property lines. The City does not locate property lines on private property. It is the property owner's responsibility to locate property lines and to check your abstract for easements and restrictive covenants.Below are two methods that may help you establish your property lines:
If you have any questions regarding zoning and/or setback regulations, please contact the Development Department.
No, any new driveway or parking surface is required to be paved of a hard, dust-free surface, such as concrete, asphalt, or brick.