There are a couple of things you should do prior to installing a fence and here are some specifics for the Town of Harrison, Hudson County, NJ. You must know your property lines. This is usually done by referring to your property survey. It is usually best and sometimes imperative to have the land surveying company put stakes in to physically mark your property lines. Then, once you have a layout, and have chosen the type of fence you prefer, make sure it is compliant with the town’s fence codes and ordinances (view-able below). Next is to contact the town (contact info below), to verify if your plan is permissible and to acquire a fence zoning permit. We at Academy Fence are here to help you with every step of the process. We are ready to provide you with a fence cost estimate. Just give us a call.
• Fences should compliment the architectural character of the
principal building to which it is accessory.
• The finished side of all fences should face out from the
property upon which said fence has been erected. All
structural supporting members of the fence should face the
interior portion of the lot.
• All fences should be symmetrical in appearance. Posts
should be separated by equal distances and constructed of
fencing material conforming to a definite pattern in size.
• No fencing should use barbed wire or razor coil. In lieu
of barbed-wire or razor coil topped fences, “Fortifier”-type
fences or similar such fences, should be encouraged.
• The following types of fencing are recommended: decorative
steel, tubular steel, wrought iron or brick. Such fences are
encouraged in lieu of standard chain-link fences, particularly
forward of the building line facing the street. Such fences
are particularly encouraged in residential districts, where the
placement of chain-link or board-on-board fencing in front
yards is particularly discouraged.
• All gates should be identical in material, design, type, height
and color to the fence they are attached.
Gates should be designed so as not to swing outward into a
public right-of-way or onto another property.
• Fences that are non-climbable or which discourage climbing
• Fences located along the front lot line should align with the
predominant fence line on the street.
• No fence should be erected that would create a hazard either
by the manner or construction or the materials used or that
may cause injury due to jagged-end surfaces, spikes or points.
Speared or spiked fence tops should be permitted only when
the top of said fencing is a sufficient height above grade.
• No fence should be erected of nonstandard materials that
may be considered makeshift, create an eyesore or cause an
annoyance. Solid, perforated, corrugated or flat sheet metal
should be prohibited for use as a fencing material.