Orange County Government, Florida

Residential Fence Permit


The Zoning Division is required to review residential fence permits by Orange County. All residential fence permit applications are reviewed for compliance with the County’s land development regulations. Fence Permits are reviewed for proper placement, height and other specific standards.


Residential fence permits may be obtained in-person or by electronic submittal. The fence permit is issued to the either the property owner or contractor. A residential fence permit expires within 180 days of approval. For structural walls or concrete columns; complete and submit an Application for Building/ Land Use Permit, to be reviewed by the Division of Building Safety.

In-person Fence
Permit Submittal Guidelines:

1. Submit a completed, legible, and signed application for a residential fence permit [if the fence is chain link, vinyl, stockade (wood), or picket only]; include the linear feet, type, and height of the fence.

2. Submit two copies of a site plan or a survey, which must be submitted on a dimensioned plan scaled to fit letter, legal, or ledger paper.

3. Indicate on the survey or site plan the proposed location of the fence.

Electronic Fence
Permit Submittal Guidelines:

1. Fences can be submitted online to

2. Submissions must include a completed, legible, and signed Residential Fence application including the type and height of the fence. Only the homeowner or contractor may complete the application.

3.Submissions must also include one copy of a dimensioned site plan or a dimensioned survey with the proposed location of the fence notated.

4. Payment must be in the form of a Credit Card Authorization Form or an Escrow Withdrawal Form.

5. Only PDF files will be accepted and may be no larger than 10mb.

6. The subject property may not be a corner, reverse corner, or lakefront lot. These must be mailed or brought into the Orange County Government Administration Center at 201 S. Rosalind Ave., Orlando, FL 32801. (See in-person requirements)

7. Fence submissions will be reviewed within 7 to 10 business days. Once completed, an email will be sent confirming the approval of the fence and a copy of the receipt.

8. Submissions that are denied will be discussed with the applicant. The submission may be either amended/corrected or, if applicable, the applicant may choose to apply for a variance from the code requirements.


Contact Us

For questions, please call the Zoning Division:

Phone: (407) 836-3111
Fax: (407) 836-5507