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What do I need to install a fence on my property?
by Tara Ventola on April 01, 2015

These are the rules and permit requirements for installing a fence.

FENCES:

  • 4 feet and Under -- No fence permit is needed.

  • Over 4 feet to 6 feet – Town Fence Permit required. Flat fee of $35.00

  • Over 6 feet – Building Permit required.

  • Plot Plan -- All builders should consult the property’s plot plans before construction to make certain that the fence does not overlap on neighbor’s property. Plot Plans are required for all fence permits. Indicate on plot plan where fence will be constructed.

  • Good side -- “Good side” of fence must face out.

  • Inspection – Inspection by Zoning Compliance Officer must be scheduled after fence is constructed. Call Building Department to schedule.
Use this link to download the permit application. This form must be filed with a construction application jacket which is available in the building department and a copy of your property survey.

http://www.glenridgenj.org/pdfs/building.pdf

Glen Ridge Code Section 17.20.060 Fences.

“No fence or barrier exceeding four feet in height above finished grade shall be erected or maintained in any front yard and no fence or barrier exceeding seven feet in height above finished grade shall be erected or maintained in any rear or side yard. A permit shall be required for any fence or barrier over four feet in height except that no permit shall be required for any fence or barrier required by any ordinance and no permit shall be required for temporary construction fences or required for temporary construction fences or barriers. Any fence or barrier installed pursuant to a permit granted under this title shall be installed so that its finished surface faces the exterior perimeter of the property on which it is installed. (Ord. 1209 §1, 1992: Ord. 995 §2, 1977: Ord. 820 §6.340, 1963)”

Corner Property Fence Diagram

A Corner property has two front yards. Fences may NOT exceed four feet in the front yard.

 fencediagram2

 
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