How To Get a Fence Permit In Verona, New Jersey

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Wondering how to get a fence permit in Verona, New Jersey?

The good news is – It’s super easy. All you need is a property survey and a permit application. Here’s a step-by-step guide for filling out an easy fence permit application in Verona, New Jersey.

Step 1: Fill Out The Zoning Permit Application

What type of permit do you need for a fence in Verona? 

You need a zoning permit application! 

Click the link below to download the zoning permit application you’ll need to install a fence in Verona, New Jersey.

 

Filling Out The Fence Permit Application

The Verona Zoning Permit Application is a one page document. If you’re looking at it, you can see it’s broken up into a few different sections. 

The first section is Property Information. In this section, you’ll have to record your property’s:

  • Block Number
  • Lot Number
  • Lot Area
  • Square Foot Zone District
  • Street Address

If you have any questions on what some of these are, you can ask your Engineering Manager/Zoning Official, Michael Decarlo. His email is mdecarlo@veronanj.org and his the office phone number is (973) 239-8146.

Applicant information

The section second is for the applicant’s information. This is whoever is filling out the application. If you are filling out your own application, you can always call us if you have any questions.

You can also pay us to go for your permit for you, but since it’s so easy you might as well go yourself! 

Property Owner Information

If you are applying for the permit yourself, you don’t need to fill out this section. This is only for us or whichever contractor you are using in the case they are filling out your application. 

Type Of Project

After you fill out location and contact information, you simply have to tell Verona what project you’ll be doing. 

Check off fence and include the height on the line provided and you’re all set! 

Step 2: Sketch The Fence On A  Property Survey Copy

Now that you’re finished filling out the application, you have to mark up your property survey.

If you’re having Artistic Fence install your new fence (nice choice!) we can do this next step for you. Other contractors might make you do it yourself, however, so we’ll explain what you have to do.

First, make a copy of your property survey done by a surveyor. Then, using a highlighter, mark exactly where the fence is going on your property. The township of Verona asks that you include the height of the fence on the survey.

They also request that you indicate the distance to all property lines on your project on the survey.

Is There A Fee?

There is no fee to submit a zoning permit application to the township of Verona. All you have to do is submit your application and your marked-up survey and wait for the township to review your plans. 

A Few Things To Remember About Verona Fence Ordinances 

Most areas in Verona have the following rules when it comes to fencing: 

  • Fences cannot exceed 6 feet in height past the front of the dwelling towards the street.
  • Fences forward of the front of the dwelling can be no higher than 3 feet and must stop 10 feet from the property line.
  • The ‘good’ or ‘finished’ side of the fence, including the fence posts must be located no closer than 6 inches to the property line and must face outwards.

Step 3: Submit Your Application

Now that you filled out your fence application and marked up your survey, you’re ready to submit your application! 

You can do so by emailing Michael at mdecarlo@veronanj.org or going to town hall. Just check on COVID restrictions before you go! 

Once the Zoning Department receives your application, they will look it over. as long as everything looks good, they will send you or your contractor an email letting you know that it was approved! Then you can install your new fence in Verona.

It’s important to note that zoning permits are only valid for one year after they are issued.

Install A Fence In Verona, New Jersey

Are you looking to install a fence at your property in Verona, New Jersey? The Good Fence People of Artistic Fence have been installing wood, vinyl/PVC, aluminum, and chain link fences in the Verona and the surrounding areas since the 1980’s!

Give us a call or fill out the form below to set up a free estimate appointment with Chris or another one of our friendly sales representatives that serve the Verona area. 

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