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The required setbacks from right of way or property lines vary by zoning district. To determine these requirements, you should contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (785) 403-0000 ext. 3.
Generally fences are exempt from zoning regulations and, therefore, do not require a permit for construction. The only possible exception to this rule would be if the fence is in a subdivision. Please check with your subdivision for rules. In addition, to ensure the fence is not in the road right of way, check with the Road Department at (785) 403-0279 or the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Occasionally the owner or builder is not aware of the building permit requirement and begins construction without a permit. If you want to know whether or not a building permit has been issued for a particular project, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (785) 403-0000 ext. 3. Please have specific information regarding the location, such as address, legal description, or owner of property.
Kansas Statute requires that surrounding property owners within 1,000 feet be directly notified whenever a rezoning, variance, or conditional use is requested. In addition, Jefferson County also mails out a notice when a plat is to be reviewed. This notice provides the time, date, and place where the public hearing is being held; the requested change; and where the property is located. You are welcome to attend the public hearing to voice your support or concerns regarding the requested change or to just ask questions about the proposal. You may also call the Planning and Zoning Office at (785) 403-0000 ext. 3 for more information.
If your property is in the unincorporated area of the county, you may call the Planning and Zoning Department at (785) 403-0000 ext. 3 for zoning information. In order to ensure that we are giving the correct information on the property you are interested in, please provide the property owner, the property's legal description, or the property's address.