Fences do not require permits if they meet all the requirements for Wildlife Friendly Fencing as detailed in LDR Sec. 5.1.2. If the proposed fencing deviates from these regulations, a Special Purpose Fencing application must be submitted to the Planning Department. This application can be applied for on the SmartGov portal as a Miscellaneous Building Permit.
In short, any new fencing can be no higher than 38 inches above the ground and the spacing between the top two wires or top pole/rail and adjacent wire shall be at least 12 inches. The minimum clearance from the ground shall be 16 inches. Buck and rail fencing is prohibited without a Special Purpose Fencing Exemption. When replacing or repairing old fencing or if the fencing is agriculture related, please call our office for the specifics and/or exemptions.
Partnership with Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation . Teton County and the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation are partnering to help property owners comply with wildlife friendly fencing regulations to protect wildlife. As part of this collaboration, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation will assist the County on a campaign to remind property owners about the importance of wildlife movement corridors and the role of wildlife friendly fencing. The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation also has a dedicated group of experienced fence crews that volunteer to assist property owners with removal of non-compliant fencing or, in some case, modifying fences to become wildlife friendly. This program is completely voluntary for the property owner.
If you would like help complying with County regulations for an existing fence on your property, please contact the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation at (307) 739-0968, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://jhwildlife.org/.