Rules for Fences Hedges and Walls
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Public Invited to Informational Meeting on Changes to City Rules Regarding Fences, Hedges and Walls
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2014
Contact: Curtis Banks, 650-286-3225,

The Community Development Department is holding a public forum to review proposed changes to city codes regarding Fences, Hedges and Walls. This meeting will be held on May 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers located at 620 Foster City Boulevard in Foster City.  

The proposed changes to the regulations are based on public input and City Council direction received to date at public meetings. They are meant to clarify what is allowed for fences, hedges and walls in the front, side and rear yards of both non-waterfront and waterfront properties as well as properties with corner lots. They also include a process for requesting exceptions to the regulations. This is an informational meeting being held prior to the City Council's consideration of the proposed changes and no action will be taken on the proposed changes at the May 8, 2014 meeting. The City Council will consider these proposed amendments to the city codes on May 19, 2014.  

The draft regulations will be available at City Hall and on the City website by April 28, 2014. They will also be sent electronically to anyone that has signed up to receive email notices on this topic. You may sign up for the email list at

If you have any questions, please contact Curtis Banks at (650) 286-3225 or by e-mail at

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200