Permits are required for any fence work in Totowa.
Regarding the Fence Codes you cannot in any residential zone:
Below you will see the all the fence code for Totowa. Academy Fence has been installing fence in Totowa for many years. Scroll down to see samples of our work in town.
Totowa has Fence permit applications available in the building department.
Bring a couple copies of your property survey including:
in order to submit your application.
A. No fence hereinafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any residential zone shall exceed three feet in height above ground level when located within 25 feet of any street line or more than six feet in height above ground level when located more than 25 feet from the street line.
B. No fence hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any business zone shall exceed a height of six feet above ground level, except as noted in Subsection A above.
C. No fence hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any industrial zone shall exceed a height of eight feet above ground level, except as noted in Subsection A above.
D. The foregoing restrictions shall not be applied so as to prevent the erection of an open wire fence, not exceeding eight feet in height above ground level, anywhere within a public park, public playground or public school premises. All of the above restrictions shall not be applied so as to restrict the erection of a wall for the purpose of retaining earth, provided that such wall does not exceed the height set forth for fences, such heights to be measured from the ground level of the highest adjacent grade.
E. The use of barbed wire, or wire on which barbs or points are strung or fastened, is prohibited, except in an industrial zone.
F. The use of canvas or cloth for fences is prohibited.
G. All fences must be erected within the property lines, and no fence shall be erected to encroach on any public right-of-way.
H. All fences shall be maintained in a safe, sound and upright condition.
I. If the Construction Code Official, upon inspection, determines that any fence or portion of any fence has not been or is not being constructed or maintained in compliance with the above restrictions, he shall notify the owner of such fence, in writing, of his findings and state briefly the reasons for such findings and order such fence or portions of such fence to be repaired or removed within 15 days from the date of the written notice.
J. All wood fences shall be installed with the best or finished side facing street lines or municipal rights-of-way or public thoroughfares.
537 Totowa Road, 2nd Floor
Totowa, NJ 07512
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