Brookhaven, GA, May 3, 2017 – by Anna Williams for The Post – As it stands today, the City of Brookhaven’s Code does not require residents to have a permit to construct a fence. And because of this, the City says there have been complaints they are being constructed where they should not be, and is recommending it’s time for that to change.
In order to remedy the issue, an amendment update to the City’s regulations relating to walls, fences, and retaining walls is being proposed by the Community Development Department Staff to ensure installation complies with allowed design, location, and safety requirements and to ensure the protection of property owners within the city.
According to the City, there have also been a number of instances where builders, fence companies and homeowners have erected fences in the City’s right-of-way.
The amended ordinance will be considered by the Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Brookhaven City Hall. The City says they are not proposing to assess a fee and permits would be issued same-day over the counter after completion of an application.
See below for the proposed ordinance.