Residential Walls & Fences

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The City has amended the residential walls and fences provisions of the Municipal Code to establish a streamlined review process for front yard and street yard fences and walls, that includes over the counter approvals, when proposals are consistent with the pre-approved fence palette for front yards and street side yards. A process was also established that allows for design exceptions to be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

Planning Review

Proposals for a new front yard fence and/or street side, side yard fence, wall, or retaining wall on a residentially zoned property will require the submittal of a Development Review Application to the Planning Division. The Planning review fee is $100.00.

Building Permit

Proposals for a or reconstructed fence, wall, or retaining wall on a residentially zoned property will require a Building Permit. Building permits and inspections help ensure that fences and walls are located in the correct location. are the correct height, and are structurally sound. The Building Permit fee is based on project valuation, please contact the Building and Safety division for a fee estimation.

Front Yard Palette

Non-view obscuring front yard fences shall be in substantial compliance with the design palette. When a submittal does not conform to the palette, the matter shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

Note: The location of the walls and fences are for illustration purposes only. Please refer to the City of Whittier Zoning Code for walls and fences to determine the required side and front yard setbacks.

Style #1

Style #1 (Picket Fence)
Picket Fence

Style #2

Style #2 (Iron Fence)
Iron Fence

Style #3

Style #3 (Wood fence with Brick columns)
Wood fence with Brick columns

Style #4

Style #4 (Split Rail Fence)
Split Rail Fence

Style #5

Style #5 (Iron with Stucco Columns)
Iron with Stucco Columns

Style #6

Style #6 (Prefab Section and Wood Posts)
Prefab Section and Wood Posts

Side Yard Palette

View obscuring street side and side yard fences shall be in substantial compliance with the palette below. When a submittal does not conform to the palette, the matter shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission.

Note: The location of the walls and fences are for illustration purposes only. Please refer to the City of Whittier Zoning Code for walls and fences to determine the required side and front yard setbacks.

Style #7

Style #7 (Brick Columns and Vertical Boards)
Brick Columns and Vertical Boards

Style #8

Style #8 (Wood Shake Fence)
Wood Shake Fence

Style #9

Style #9 (Horizontal Board Fence)
Horizontal Board Fence

Style #10

Style #10 (Diagonal Board Fence)
Diagonal Board Fence

Style #11

Style #11 (Vertical Wood Fence with Lattice)
Vertical Wood Fence with Lattice

Style #12

Style #12 (Grapestake Wood Fence)
Grapestake Wood Fence

Style #13

Style #13 (Brick Columns with vertical wood siding and Lattice)
Brick Columns with vertical wood siding and Lattice

Style #14

Style #14 (Stucco wall with stucco columns)
Stucco wall with stucco columns

Style #15

Style #15 (Block wall with decorative block cap and block columns with trim cap)
Block wall with decorative block cap and block columns with trim cap

Style #16

Style #16 (Block columns with cap and decorative block wall)
Block columns with cap and decorative block wall

Style #17

Style #17 (Stucco wall with stucco columns and brick cap)
Stucco wall with stucco columns and brick cap

For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 562-567-9320 or e-mail at comdev@cityofwhittier.org.

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