Residential Fence Permit

Filing Instructions

  1. A completed Building permit application form. Application forms shall be filled out in their entirety and shall be signed by the property owner, NOT the lessee. All information must be typed or printed. Cross outs will void out application.
  2. Three (3) copies of a recent complete (unaltered) survey by a licensed land surveyor, showing the plot and all existing building and structures.
  3. Include two (2) copies of the subject plot plan, using a simple line drawing like the ones shown below.

A fence, not exceeding six feet in height, shall be permitted on the rear lot line and those linear portions of the side lot lines enclosing a rear yard; provided, however, that the six-foot fencing and its relationship to the street fronting upon the premises shall not exceed a greater distance frontward to the street than the front building line of the dwelling; provided that any fencing frontward of the front building line shall be no greater than four feet in height, and of a type which does not substantially obstruct line of sight, and provided that there shall be compliance with section 311 of Article XXXI of this ordinance, with respect to clear sight triangles.

If you have any additional questions please contact Plan Examiners office at (516) 812-3073.

Interior Lot Example Plot Plan

Interior Lot Example
Corner Lot Example