Greetings neighbors! Over the next several newsletters, the council will be highlighting
some of the more commonly referenced sections of the Lake Sherwood Acres Restrictions
& Covenants (R&C). This is not intended to serve as an exhaustive interpretation
of the sections, only a brief explanation and a simple illustration of some of the
more frequent questions we run into. For this first topic, let’s talk fences!
Repairs, replacements, and new installations of fences fall not only under Lake Sherwood
Council regulations, but also the City of Baton Rouge. If you are replacing 25 linear
feet or more of fence the City of Baton Rouge Code of Ordinances requires that you
obtain a permit from the Permit & Inspection Division. If you’re hiring a fence
contractor to install your fence, it’s likely that they will handle this part for
you. Specifics of the city restrictions can be found in the Unified Development
The sections of the Lake Sherwood Acres R&C applicable to fences are sections 1.3,
2.2, 2.6, 3.1, 3.5. The key takeaways from all those sections are: complete and
submit a Homeowner’s Maintenance Request Form to the council along with supporting
documentation that shows the details of the project, fences should not be installed
within sight triangles, fences should not be installed between the front setback
line and the front property line, and fences on lake lots should not obstruct views
from any other lot and cannot be more than 3 ½’ tall within 25’ of the lake. The
council will review your submitted documents for materials, location, and size and
will in most cases have a response to you within 10 days of your submission.
As always, the Lake Sherwood Council is always happy to answer any specific questions
you may have. Just reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
by text or phone at 225-571-3206.