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The average fence cost in seattle is $37.90 per foot. That works out to $2274.00 for an average sized yard.

Cost to Fence a Yard in Seattle

Updated March 15, 2021

Seattle has a well established fence construction industry full of skilled companies able to handle all kinds of jobs. Whether it be a heavily sloped yard, area with high moisture or an intricate custom design the fence builders of Washington State will be able to handle it.

Lets get into some prices. All price on this page are shown in CPF (cost per foot). CPF is a common way of expressing fence costs. All prices are in USD.

Fence costs by type


TypeMin CPFMax CPF
chain link$23.40$31.30

Wood fence

A very popular fence type in many regions and for good reason. Wood fences offer privacy, security and they look good doing it.

Brown treated wood fence

Wood fence costs


TypeAverage CPF
brown treated$44.27

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There is almost a limitless number of styles options for wood fences. The boards that make up the fence can be situated in many different ways, which can make fences with identical material lists look wildly different. The part of a fences style that has the biggest effect on price is the material required. Really ornate designs that require a lot of detailed cuts are the exception, in that case the additional labour required will factor into a price.

Check out our article on fence costs in the US for more information on the wood fence styles listed below.

Style costs


StyleCedar CPFBrown treated CPF
friendly neighbour$40.89$37.48
heavy dutyN/A$61.34

Chain link fences

Chain link fences are good when you need a barrier above all else. The are a little easier on the wallet than other fence styles. The reason for that being that they don't offer privacy without an additional cost and they are considered less attractive than wood fences. However, if you are fencing a large area or function is your main concern then this may be the right fence for you.

Black PVC chain link fence

Chain link fence costs


TypeAverage CPF
black pvc coated$31.30

More information about chain link fences can be found in the chain link fence costs section of our fences in the US article.

FAQs about fences in seattle

The average fence cost in seattle is $37.90 per foot. For 60ft. that comes to $2274.00.

You can request a line locate online. Visit the Call Before You Dig site and click the 'Homeowners' button.

If the fence is built on your property you are free to have whichever side you choose facing outward.

According to this Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection pdf a permit is not required if the fence is 8ft tall or under with no masonry or concrete elements over 6ft.

Doing it yourself

For the do-it-yourself builders, here are the average costs for the materials required to build a fence. You can also checkout our article on things you should know before you start a diy fence project.

Material costs by type


TypeMin CPFMax CPF
chain link$11.70$15.65

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Where do our prices come from?

We use the same algorithm that powers our fence cost estimator tool and apply this algorithm to up to date material costs for specific geographic regions to arrive at our final estimated price.