Installation Permit

Download the Installation Permit for fences, sheds, decks, roofing, or home appliances that require gas, electricity, or water connections.

Shed or Deck Installation

An installation permit is required to ensure, among other things, that the set-back and height requirements are met. If inspections are required, you will be notified by Fruit Heights City.

Home Appliance Installation

An installation permit is required to ensure that the electrical, plumbing, and gas connection requirements are met. Submit the permit for water softeners, water heaters, etc., to the Building Department.

Fencing Information

Most properties in Fruit Heights City have easements around the perimeter of the lot. Some properties may have larger easements, and some easements may have special restrictions. Before installing landscaping, constructing a fence or a retaining wall, etc., you should contact the city’s Zoning Department to obtain a permit for such items. The permit allows the city's code enforcement official to review and approve the proposal based on any restrictions, limitations, or easements.

Typically, only concrete pads and fences are permitted to be constructed over easements, but should be done only after a permit has been approved. The location of a retaining wall needs to be carefully reviewed to ensure that it can be approved in the desired location. If retaining walls are constructed within a utility easement area without the proper permit, the homeowner may be responsible for all costs to restore the area in the event that the easement must be accessed. Play it safe and apply for an installation permit. If you have further questions concerning this or other issues, please contact the Zoning Department or the code enforcement officer.


  1. Installation Permit
  2. Fencing Ordinance, Corner Lot Drawing, Street /Parkway Fence Overlay Map


Complete the installation permit and return it with a site plan to the city. The site plan must contain the following:

  1. Lot dimensions drawn to scale.
  2. Footprint of home and any other structures (shed, fire hydrants, mail boxes, etc.),
    including setbacks.
  3. Location of the proposed fence, including materials to be used and height of fence.