I have been lurking a while... but my first post. I live in a decent sized city - bought a fixer upper. I live in an old neighborhood with old houses and big yards that feels like I live in the country. I get along great with the neighbors. Some of the houses around me are in serious need of TLC. I recently put up a fence to keep my overactive lab pup in the yard. I checked the ordinances and didn't see any. I put up a wire fence with wood corner posts. Solid, looks great, serves a purpose... I just got a notice saying I was in violation of "incompatible materials". One of my friendly (or so I thought) neighbors called (anonymously) and complained or else it wouldn't have been a problem. Seems that in our city you can't have wooden posts with a metal fence. To be "legal" I need to have either metal/metal or wood/wood, but I can't mix the two. When I spoke to the inspector she said she had been to my house and looked at it herself. "Nice fence" she says - "the only thing wrong is you have wooden corner posts and a metal fence". She gave me some advice on a minor bracing issue and moved my "complaint" to the bottom of the pile and will give me a call if they have any further complaints. What kind of junk is this? I build a fence that is nicer (structurally and aesthetically) than most in my neighborhood and someone takes issue with my fence because I have wooden posts and metal fence. I would NEVER compain about someone coming into my neighborhood and making improvements to a nearby house. I plan on letting this go for now (per the inspectors advice) but I forsee a future complaint that will force me to take down my fence and put in metal posts. I have a real problem with this ordinance because it makes no sense. Requiring matching materials in NO WAY affects the performance of the fence. Has anyone else had a similar experiences or do you have any advice?