There are standards for fence height and structure in Toronto. If you have a swimming pool, you need to have a particular type of fence.  If you need your fence to be taller for a specific reason, you have to apply for a fence exemption permit.

Home fences cannot be made of:

  • barbed or chicken wire
  • sharp material
  • sheet
  • corrugated metal panels

Fence height depends on a number of factors, such as whether or not it is located on residential or non-residential property. View the Fence Bylaw.

To submit a fence complaint, email: