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Permitted height of garden fence: How high can the fence be to the neighbor?


You ask yourself: how high can the fence to the neighbor be? Regardless of whether the mood with the neighbor is in crisis or not - there is a certain requirement for the permitted height of your garden fence. The permitted amount varies from state to state. In every federal state there are different requirements and other obligations. In some federal states, a fence is sometimes even compulsory.

Zaun-idee.de answers the most important questions on the subject of "Permitted height garden fences" and gives you an overview of the regulations in the individual federal states.

In which federal states is a fence compulsory?

In fact, in some federal states, a garden fence is mandatory as an enclosure at the property boundary. This regulation applies in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg and Lower Saxony.

Compared to these federal states, a fence in Berlin, Hesse and Schleswig-Holstein is only compulsory if one of the neighbors insists on a garden fence as a border. In this case, both neighbors will have to share the cost of the fence. Even if only one neighbor wants this fence! In addition, the local communities can order the setting up of a garden fence in order to achieve a “uniform community image”.

Permitted height of garden fence: how high can my fence be?

In order to fully answer the question “Permitted height of garden fence?”, We have to take a close look at the requirements of the individual federal states. The permissible heights of the fences differ depending on the federal state:

  • Berlin: approx. 1.25 m
  • Brandenburg: approx. 1.25 m
  • Saxony-Anhalt: up to 2.00 m
  • Schleswig-Holstein: a about 1.20 m
  • Thuringia: 1.20 m
  • Hesse: approx. 1.20 m
  • Lower Saxony: up to 1.20 m
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: approx. 1.20 m (wall or fence)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 1.20 m
  • Saarland: 1.20 m

With the exception of North Rhine-Westphalia, a fence such as a double wire mesh fence can be assumed for the maximum heights mentioned.

What should you watch out for with a particularly high privacy fence?

Privacy fences should protect your property from prying eyes and ensure privacy. The privacy fences are available in different materials and designs and can be purchased in heights of up to 2 m. It is important to remember, however, that these privacy fences are considered structural structures due to their height and that a building permit may have to be obtained for them.

For the erection of a privacy fence, we recommend that you take a look at the building regulations of your state. In addition, inquire at the responsible building authority of the city or municipality and ask whether there is an enclosure statute in the area and what is allowed according to this statute.

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The information in this article has been researched with great care.
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