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If these criteria are met, then the fence and retaining wall may be placed within the required setbacks. Generally, fences and retaining walls that meet these criteria do not require planning approval and permits are not needed.
The Ordinance requires that the property owner obtain a tree permit from the county before trenching, grading or filling within the dripline of any protected tree or before cutting down, destroying, trimming by topping or removal of any protected tree.
Before visiting or calling, make sure you have the specific Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), also referred to as the Property Tax Number, or address for the site.
Second, consider contacting USA (Underground Services Alert) at (800) 227-6000 before beginning any work so that they can mark all lines that lie on your property.