In Randolph Township, both a Zoning Approval and a Construction Permit (below) are required for installing a fence, whether it is completed by the property owner or if a fence contractor is hired. Randolph does offer some detailed information (direct codes below) on what restrictions exist on fencing. Once you check out these forms and know a style and location of the proposed fence project, it is best to contact the Township to verify compliance and minimize the permit process.
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Randolph Fence Codes are found in 3 sections of the Municipal Code
Fences shall be styled to match the architectural character of the buildings to which they are associated. Decorative metal, wooden picket, stone walls with decorative caps and posts or vegetative hedges may be used. No chainlink fencing is permitted.
A. Walls and fences shall be erected where required for privacy, screening, separation, security or to serve other necessary and reasonable functions.
B. Design and materials shall be functional, they shall compliment the character of the size and type of building, and they shall be suited to the nature of the project and the proposed site architecture.
C. No fence or wall shall be so constructed or installed so as to constitute a hazard to traffic and safety.
D. No fence or wall shall exceed a height of four (4) feet in the front yard. In the case of corner lots, such restrictions shall apply to both street frontages. No fence or wall shall exceed six (6) feet in height in side or rear yards. At the discretion of the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, a fence or wall exceeding a six (6) foot height shall be permitted if screening is enhanced by the deviation. Retaining walls shall be regulated by Section 15-79.2L.
E. Along roads paved wider than 45 feet, fences up to 8 feet high are permitted in the front yard or the back yard of single-family homes, whichever abuts the 45 foot paved road.
F. A dog run or privacy area may have fencing a maximum of seven feet in height provided such area or structure is located in rear yard areas only and is set back from any lot line in accordance with accessory setback requirements.
G. A tennis court area, located in rear yard areas only, may be surrounded by a fence at least fifteen feet high, said fence to be set back from any lot line the distance required for accessory buildings in the applicable district.
H. Swimming pools requirements shall be adhered to as per Chapter 24 of the Revised Ordinances.
I. Where visible from adjoining properties, chain link fence shall be constructed with vinyl clad posts, rail, mesh and hardware.
J. Board on board fence shall be constructed with opposing board separated by a rail/beam no more than two (2) inches in width.
K. All permitted fences shall be situated on a lot in such a manner that the finished side of such fence shall face adjacent properties. No fence shall be erected of barbed wire, topped with metal spikes, nor constructed of any material or in any manner which may be dangerous to persons or animals, except that these provisions shall not apply to farms and except further that fences permitted for commercial and industrial uses may be topped by a barbed wire protective barrier but should not exceed a total height of seven (7) feet.
L. Retaining walls.
(1.) No retaining walls shall be permitted within the right-of-way or within 30 feet of the intersection point of intersecting streets. No retaining wall shall be located within 5 feet of a property line unless a maintenance easement is secured from the adjoining property owner and approved by the Planning Board.
(2.) Retaining walls shall be of a durable construction and of a design approved by the Planning Board. No railroad tie retaining walls shall be permitted.
(3.) Design calculations shall be submitted by the applicant and approved by the Engineering Department.
(4.) No retaining wall exceeding 6 feet in height from the lowest elevation of the finished grade to the top of the retaining wall shall be built unless and until a site plan has been submitted to and approved by the Planning Board in accordance with the requirements of site plan submission. Safety fence along the top of the retaining walls shall be provided in accordance with BOCA requirements.
(Ord. No.38-07, § 1, 1-17-2008)
(a)All private swimming pools or additions thereto shall be completely enclosed by a substantial, self-supporting fence or wall of brick, stone or masonry material which meets the approval of the construction official/zoning officer. The fence or wall shall be at least four feet in height and shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than three inches. A building may be used as part of such enclosure. Barbed wire shall not be used as fencing. In no event shall the fence or wall be constructed in such a manner or way as to be in violation of any existing ordinance or regulation of the township.
(b)All gates used in conjunction with the fence or wall shall meet the same specifications as the fence and wall and shall be equipped with a self-engaging lock or latch. The gate shall be locked when the pool is not in use or properly supervised.
(c)Any private swimming pool of the portable above-surface type erected above the ground to a height of at least four feet, and the sides of which are so constructed as not to permit access to the water by climbing, shall not be required to be enclosed as described in this section.
(R.O. 1979, § 28-16)
Township of Randolph
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Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
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