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26.03.110 Electrical Fences.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 187432, effective December 4, 2015.)

A.  Where Permitted.  Locations in industrial use categories as defined in Title 33 may have electrically charged fences if the installation meets the requirements of the Electrical Code and this Title.  Electrical fences and obstructions are prohibited at all other locations.

B.  Standards for Electrical Fences.  Electrical fences shall comply with the following standards:

1.  The product shall be listed by a State of Oregon approved testing laboratory. 

2.  The product shall be installed and used in accordance with the testing laboratory listing.

3.  Electrical permits and inspections shall be required for the installation.

4.  Warning signs which notify individuals of a dangerous fence shall be posted on the fence, at intervals not to exceed 50 feet.  The statement, DANGER - Electrified Fence, (or an equivalent statement) shall be on the warning signs.