CAN I PUT UP OR TAKE DOWN FENCING?
Yes. You can easily do this.
Depending on location, fence building is either freely allowed or requires permitting. If in Graham County, your property may also lie in a “fence” or “no-fence” district where fencing in, or fencing out, of livestock may be allowed or required. Contact County Planning and Zoning for information about restrictions and allowances on your property.
Some limitations to construction can involve that fences must not exceed your property boundary, cross septic leach fields, or hinder legal access to easement areas. See the “Do I Have an Easement on my Property?” section for additional information on easements.
When selecting a fence type, consider these characteristics referenced from the Arizona Cooperative Extension document, Tips on Land and Water Management for Small Farms and Ranches in Arizona.
Fence Type Advantages and Disadvantages
|4-Strand Barbed Wire||Woven Wire||4-to-10-Strand Smooth Wire||Electric||Jackleg||Post and Pole|
|Positives: Good control of cattle. Skill and design for construction is readily available.||Positives: Good control for sheep. Add 2 upper strands of barbed wire for cattle. Skill and design for construction is readily available.||Positives: Durable. 4- to 5-strand good for horses. 8- to 10-strand will contain large animals or keep big game out.||Positives: Good for establishing pasture rotation program on small acreages. Lightweight, portable, easy to set up or dismantle before and after irrigation. Less expensive.||Positives: Aesthetically appealing, very durable, and low maintenance. Good in areas where it is hard to dig or drive posts.||Positives: Durable and low maintenance.|
|Negatives: May injure horses. Labor and material costs are high and periodic maintenance is required.||Negatives: Labor and material costs are high, with some maintenance necessary.||
Negatives: Labor and material costs high and periodic maintenance required.
|Negatives: Don’t use in lengths over 1,000 ft. Weathers poorly and requires regular maintenance. Needs solar or electric power source.||Negatives: High labor and material costs during construction.||
Negatives: High labor and material costs.
For More Information, Contact:
Arizona Cooperative Extension>
928.428.2611 (Graham County)
928.359.2261 (Greenlee County)
County Planning and Zoning Department
928.428.0410 (Graham County)
928.865.4762 (Greenlee County)
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