Do I need a permit to replace or install a fence?

Yes. A Building Permit is required for any fence going around a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub. The fence must comply with Appendix G (PDF) of the 2006 International Residential Code NJ edition. You can pick up a permit package from the Building Department at 357 S. Livingston Avenue, 2nd floor, or online here.

A Zoning Permit is required for any fence on your property other those listed above. You must comply with Fence Ordinance (PDF) and file for a Residential Zoning Permit (PDF). For more information, please call Tom Potere in the Zoning Department at 973-992-1595.

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1. How do I find out the status of my permit application?
2. How do I schedule an inspection?
3. When do I need an inspection?
4. Is a C.O. (Certificate of Occupancy) required for the sale of my home?
5. Do I need a permit to replace my kitchen cabinets?
6. Do I need a permit to replace my bathroom fixtures?
7. Do I need a permit to replace or install a shed?
8. Do I need a permit to replace or install a fence?