Do I Need a Permit for Fence Installation?

Do I Need a Permit for Fence Installation?

To you, a fence may seem like a simple addition to your property – something you can hire a contractor to install or, in many cases, simply build on your own. The truth is that almost every township will require you to have a permit before installing Delaware fences, no matter what your reason for installation.

Check with the Township

Every township has different rules regarding the installation of a fence. The first thing you need to do, before you even decide what type of fence you want to install, is ask the township for a copy of their rules and regulations regarding fences and permits. This is important for several reasons. We do not want to see you put down a deposit or purchase materials for a fence the township will not approve. Some townships require you to submit photographs of your property, sketches of the new fence, and detailed plans. Depending on the type of Delaware fence you wish to install, you may even be required to have written permission from your neighbors.

The type of fence you choose to install is also important to consider. Some towns turn a blind eye to standard-sized chain-link fences while almost every town will draw the line at a fence taller than 6 feet. Homeowners who are considering adding a swimming pool to the property may be required to install special fencing – sometimes around the edges of the pool, sometimes around the entire yard, and sometimes around both.

Check with the township in which you live before installing Delaware fences on your personal or business property. We will do our best to give you as much information about your areas permit guidelines before you purchase your fence but, in the end, it is up to you to make sure you are installing a fence that meets all of the legal guidelines.