Am I required to obtain a permit to build a fence?

While a building permit is not required for a fence, it is required that you fill out a Fence  Design Guideline Affidavit with the Rutherford County Planning Department prior to commencement of installation (information and form is available on their web page on this site).

It is also recommended that you consult your subdivision covenants or deed restrictions, which may address the type of fencing allowed within your particular subdivision. Rutherford County does not enforce subdivision covenants. These are private contracts agreed to by the owner of the property upon the purchase of the property.