A Zoning Permit (application below) is required for all fences. A Building Permit is required when a fence is enclosing a pool. Whether you are installing yourself or hiring a fence contractor, it is recommended to get familiar with the Township Fence Codes (below). Once you have an idea of the style of fence and location, contact Town Hall to verify that your project meets the guidelines set out in the fence codes and ordinances. Bring a copy of your property survey with the proposed fence marked in red. We have installed many wood, vinyl, aluminum and deer control fences in Berkeley Heights where we have been providing fence installation service since the 1960’s. Feel free to call to speak with an experienced fence industry expert to receive an installation price quote or a material estimate.
Fees for fence permits issued pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(b)(9) (including barriers surrounding swimming pools) shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) for up to four hundred (400) lineal feet and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for four hundred one (401) lineal feet or more.
Fences and walls shall not be located in any required sight triangle and shall not be higher than five (5) feet unless setback from the lot line a minimum of a distance equal to their height except that there shall be no height limitations other than the maintenance of a clear sight triangle on living fences and fences around utility and industrial uses. A building permit is required for all fences and walls.
Berkeley Heights Township
29 Park Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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