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Building a fence does not require a building permit in Thompson. However, they must still comply with local and provincial regulations.

Fences usually act as barriers for residential property lines: under the City of Thompson Zoning By-Law, bushes and hedges can count as fences as well.

Before starting construction, you should review your land survey certificate and have a chat with your neighbour.


Fences must either be constructed within the builder’s property line, or can be built on a shared property line with the consent of both landowners.

Backyard fences and shared side yard fences can be up to 1.8 metres, or 6 feet.

Front yard fences and side yards on corner lots can be up to 1.2 metres, or 4 feet.

Electric fences are not permitted anywhere in Thompson.

Fee and Fine
Fee and Fine