Permits are not required for fences, however, there are several rules that apply to the location of fences.
Fences constructed within 10 feet of the property lines must have the finished side ("good side") facing the property line. Fences over 10 feet in height must meet all front side and rear yard setbacks for the zone that they are in.
The Building Department strongly encourages residents and contractors to obtain a copy of their plot plan or survey to determine where boundary lines are prior to installation. In many cases, this will be available from the Building Department. It is also helpful, but not a requirement, to set the fence back away from the property line to allow for future maintenance. Installers should also contact Call Before You Dig by calling 800-922-4455 to determine if there are any underground utilities present in the area where the fence is proposed.