My neighbor built his fence on his property can i build a fence on my property?

Asked over 1 year ago - Wailuku, HI

meaning am i allowed to have my own fence put up next to his of course without touching his fence but built on my own property?

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  1. Benjamin Christian Summit

    Contributor Level 7


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    Answered . Yes, you can build your own fence just make sure it complies with zoning laws and any neighborhood covenants, conditions and restrictions.

    Nothing I say while answering your question is legal advice. My answer does not form an attorney-client... more
  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . You may build on your own land, yes.

  3. Martin Dennis Koop

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . You may build on your own property, but first check local zoning and building ordinances and codes to see whether there is a set-off requirement between the fences. You may be required to obtain a permit and there may be height restrictions and restrictions about the materials used, etc. Also, neighborhood associations sometimes have rules about fences, so if you belong to an association you will want to check that also. Also - be sure to call call to confirm the location of local utilities before you dig as you could be injured or liable for injuries caused from severing a power line, propane line, water line, etc.

    You can reach Martin D. Koop at (419) 447-2521 or Martin Koop is an attorney licensed... more

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