Am I Allowed to Install a Fence in a 55+ Community in Boynton Beach
Am I allowed to install a fence in a 55+ community in Boynton Beach is a question people often ask.
It seems simple enough. They would like to fence in their backyards. But there is more to it than that.
Living in a homeowner's association requires that you follow the rules of that particular association. Some homeowner's associations will allow you to install a fence, while others will not. You have to read the documents, as well as inquire of the association what is and is not allowed.
Fences Allowed in Dog-Friendly Communities
You would think if it's a 55+ community that allows dogs they would allow a fence. Not so fast. Some communities will and others will not. Some go as far as to say no electronic fences either. So you really must check if you're planning to buy a home and a fence is important to you for whatever reason.
It may be that a fence is allowed in back of the house but no dog runs are allowed on either side of the house. Again, read the documents where it will be spelled out. This goes for single family homes as well as villas.
Fences Allowed with a Pool
If you have a pool in Florida, by law you must have a fence that is four feet high around it. There are property fences and there are also safety fences that go around the pool. Check with your pool company who will advise you about the laws in your county with regard to these fences.
If you have a pool in a 55+ community in Boynton or south Florida, you must be allowed to fence it. The community may tell you, via their documents, what type of fencing they allow and you will be required to submit an architectural application to the architectural board with plans. But they must allow you to fence the pool.
And you thought it was going to be easy! In some cases it is.
If you are planning to buy a home in a pet-friendly 55+ community in Boynton Beach or the surrounding areas and installing a fence is important to you, check it out first. Have your Realtor get the documents first and make sure to read them and question anything you don't understand.