In Maplewood, permits are required to install a new, or replace an existing, fence. In a residential zone the height of fences are limited to four feet. Contact the Zoning Department in town (below), to verify if your fence project is permissible according to Maplewood fence codes (shown below). Academy Fence Company has been a fence service contractor in Maplewood since the 1960’s where we have installed numerous fence jobs. We have installed deer fences, pool fences, wood fences, picket fences, and many other types of fence here in town. We have provided pictures of completed jobs below. Feel free to contact us to speak with an fence industry expert, to receive an installation price quote or a material estimate.
Permits are required prior to the erection of any new or replacement of previously existing fencing. In a residential zone the fences are limited to four feet in height. There are also restrictions as to where on the property a fence may be erected. You may refer to Maplewood Code Section 271-43 for all fencing regulations, or call the Zoning Department.
(1) Fences erected in residential zones, except those required to enclose swimming pools, shall not exceed four feet in height. No fence shall be located closer to the front property line that the building setback line as established in other sections of this chapter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a six-foot fence may be erected along the rear property line, provided that the property upon which the six-foot fence is to be constructed abuts the rear property line of the adjacent property.
(2) In the case of a corner property, both street frontages shall be treated separately, and both shall require setbacks as noted in Subsection A(1) above.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsections A(1) and A(2), the owner of a corner property may erect a fence not in excess of four feet in height, not closer than 15 feet from the property line, on one frontage only but not in the portion common to both front yards. Should the owner of a corner property erect a fence as permitted by this Subsection A(3), that fence shall be placed such that any line drawn perpendicular to the property line on the frontage where the fence is constructed shall not cross both the fence and the side of the structure facing said property line.
(4) Should a corner property owner erect a fence within a location permitted by Subsection A(3), the fence must be buffered by natural shrubbery which shall consist of densely planted evergreens that form a year-round screen and will be sufficient to completely cover the fence within three years. The screen planting shall be maintained, and any plant material which does not live shall be replaced within one year or one growing season. The planted screen shall be such that the fence is not visible from either street.
B. Fences in commercial zones shall not exceed six feet in height. No fence shall be located closer to the front property line than the building setback line as established in other sections of this chapter.
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Maplewood Township, NJ 07040