Fence Construction Permits

Fence Construction Permits are required for new fence construction and replacement of existing fences. 

[Amended 3-3-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
Permit required. A permit shall be obtained prior to the construction of a fence in residential zones.

Front yard area regulations. Fences up to 42 inches in height are permitted in front yard areas on the front lot line and side lot lines, but shall not be closer than 12 inches to any existing or planned sidewalk location. Fences shall be designed to permit visibility through the fence and shall be no more than 50% opaque.

Side and rear yard area regulations. In side and rear yard areas, fences my be located on the side and rear lot lines. The fence material shall be no more than six feet in height and may be 100% opaque to provide for privacy. Installed, the fence shall not exceed six feet six inches in height.

Setback from driveways. Fences shall be no closer than five feet to the edge of pavement of a driveway.

Homeowners' association. It is the homeowner's responsibility to have his or her fence approved by his or her homeowners' association where applicable. A permit from the Town does not negate a homeowners' association's covenants and/or restrictions.

Online Form

Complete the online form for fence construction permit application.