1. Boundary lines must first be established and agreed upon with
2. Where a dispute exists, land must be surveyed to establish
boundaries, prior to fence installation.
3. When there is no dispute, landowner may proceed with
installation of fencing.
4. Fencing shall be placed 17 inches within land boundary, to
allow for future maintenance, and shall have a minimum set
back from public roadways, of 4 feet, to allow for snow removal.
5. Fences installed at intersecting ways of streets shall not cause
sight pollution. Motorists must have clear view to right and left.
If a question arises, the Fence Viewer or Safety Officer should
be contacted, prior to installation, to avoid the necessity of
6. In all cases, the finished side of fences, where applicable, shall
be facing the abutters property.
7. Barbed wire shall not be used within 6 feet of a pedestrian sidewalk, nor as boundary fences between properties, except
in agricultural applications.
The installation of fences does not require a permit, however
where questions arise, the Fence Viewer should be contacted to
eliminate the necessity of costly removals or relocations.