Building a fence does not require a building permit in Thompson. However, they must still comply with local and provincial regulations.
Fences usually act as barriers for residential property lines: under the by-law, bushes and hedges can count as fences as well.
Before starting construction, you should review your land survey certificate and have a chat with your neighbour.
Fences must either be constructed within the builder’s property line, or can be built on a shared property line with the consent of both landowners.
Backyard fences and shared side yard fences can be up to 1.8 metres, or 6 feet.
Front yard fences and side yards on corner lots can be up to 1.2 metres, or 4 feet.
Electric fences are not permitted anywhere in Thompson.