Fence Viewers

When neighbours cannot agree on the construction, reconstruction or maintenance of a fence, the Line Fences Act governs the arbitration process if necessary. The purpose of appointing Georgina Fence Viewers is to arbitrate disputes between adjoining neighbours regarding the construction, reconstruction or repair of a fence on the boundary between properties. Importantly, this service is not provided to settle disputes about where the property boundary lies. Fence Viewers are appointed by Council pursuant to the provisions of the Line Fences Act, R.S.O 1990, C.L.17. All notices under the act are sent out by the Clerk’s Office.

Terms of Reference

Please read the “Advisory Committee Handbook” found near the top of the Committees and Boards Webpage for specific Terms of Reference for this Committee.  

Committee Composition

Pursuant to the provisions of the Line Fences Act, R.S.O 1990, C.L.17, Georgina Fence Viewers are appointed by Council.

The Committee is composed of four (4) to five (5) Members made up of:

  • four (4) to five (5) citizen appointments.

It is important to note that three (3) Georgina Fence Viewers are required to address a dispute between neighbours.

More Information


The Ontario Government provides the following two relevant guides:


For assistance and information please contact the Licensing Coordinator at 905-476-4301 ext. 2248.

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