In general, if you keep a boundary fence to 1.8m high (6 foot) you will not need either a building or resource consent.
If your fence is over 1.8m but under 2.5m, a Resource Consent only is required.
If your fence is over 2.5m, both a Resource and Building consent will be required.
If you are constructing a swimming pool fence – please see the section on Swimming Pools.
It is important to talk to your neighbour before constructing a fence.
The Fencing Act 1978 outlines your responsibilities and rights when it comes to boundary fences on your property.