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A fence permit is required prior to the installation of a fence to ensure that the proposed fence complies with the City’s fence regulations. Please see Chapter 5, Section of the Zoning Ordinance for more information regarding fencing requirements.
You should also contact PUPS to request that any underground utilities are located before you start digging. Visit their website at www.sc811.com for more information.  If any utility lines are found, there may be utility easements or rights-of-way present on your property. These should be shown on a survey of your property. You can also contact our office to verify if any rights-of-way are present. Fences are usually not allowed in any easements or rights-of-way but exceptions are made based on the type and placement of the utilities. An Encroachment Permit Application is needed to request permission to place a fence in a utility easement or right-of-way.
Complete the fence permit application and return it the Permit Application Center (PAC) along with:
  • a site plan drawn to scale or a survey of the property showing the location of the proposed fence with property dimensions,
  • a scale drawing or picture of what the fence will look like showing the height, type and material of the fence and
  • Homeowner's Association (HOA) approval letter, if applicable.
There is no fee for a fence permit at this time, however, if you are the fence installer, you will need to obtain a City of Rock Hill Business License. Please visit our Online Services for Business Licensing to begin your online application.   
For further information, contact any Customer Service Representative at the Permit Application Center (PAC) at 803-329-5590 or email the PAC.
Where can I get a copy of my survey?  You can view some surveys online at the York County deed search website.


Related Information
Fence Permit Application
Encroachment Permit Application - City
Zoning Ordinance

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