How To Get a Fence Permit In Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

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Are you wondering how to get a fence permit in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey?

It’s not that hard!

This post will answer all of your questions quickly with just the right amount of detail.

Questions? Call us at (973) 779-4540.

What Type Of Permit Do You Need For a Fence In Franklin Lakes?

Most fences in Franklin Lakes only require a zoning permit. 

Download The Franklin Lakes Zoning Permit  

Franklin Lakes zoning permits are pretty easy to fill out. If you have Artistic Fence as your contract, we will walk you through the process over the phone. You can also pay us to get your permit for you. The choice is yours!

You can also use zoning permit applications for other property improvements in Franklin Lakes, such as: 

  • Driveway expansions
  • Driveway repaving
  • AC units
  • Generators
  • Retaining walls of a certain height
  • Decks
  • Patios
  • and more!

The only types of fences that don’t need a zoning permit are fences on properties that have pools on them. If you have a pool on your property, you will need a construction permit.

If you’er ever unsure if you need a zoning permit or a building permit in Franklin Lakes, just give the Borough a call at (201) 891-400!

How To Fill Out The Zoning Application

In this post, we’re only covering regular fences that are on properties in Franklin Lakes without pools.

Black horizontal vinyl semi privacy fence

Keep reading to learn how to fill out each section of the Franklin Lakes fence permit.

Property Information & Contact Details

The first information the application asks for is your address. 

Be sure to include the full address. If you know the lot, zone, and block you can also include that. Don’t worry if you don’t know that information off of the top of your head. You can normally locate it online or on paperwork.

Next you’ll need to include your contact information as well as the contact information for your contractor, as well. Don’t skip this step because if the town has any questions they need someone to call!

Fence Description

You will also need to submit a fence description. You have to do three things.

The first thing you have to do is highlight and mark a to-scale copy of your property survey showing where the proposed fence will go.

The second thing you have to do is mark on the application that you are planning on building a fence.

The last thing you have to do is provide a description of the fence on the application. Be sure to include details like the height, length, material, and number of gates. 

One More Thing…

The last thing you have to do is remember to sign! All applications must be signed. Don’t forget!

White PVC capped Bar Harbor style fence and gate with self closing latch installed by Artistic Fence Company

Everything’s Filled Out – Now What?

Once you’ve completed your permit application, you will have to send it in.

Along with your completed application, you will also have to submit two others things:

  1. A Highlighted Copy Of Your Property Survey
  2. A $75 Check Payable To the Borough of Franklin Lakes

The zoning permit fee for installing a fence in Franklin Lakes is $75.

Once you have everything together, you need to submit your application! Depending on COVID protocols, this can be done in person or sent in by mail. Here is the address:

Borough of Franklin Lakes
480 De Korte Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

What Happens Next?

Once you’ve submitted your materials, Franklin Lakes’ Zoning Office will review everything.

As long as everything looks good, you or your fence installer will be notified of the permit approval.

Once you receive confirmation that your zoning permit is approved, you can install your fence!

Install A Fence In Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Are you looking to install a fence at your property in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey? The Good Fence People of Artistic Fence have been installing wood, vinyl/PVC, aluminum, and chain link fences in the Franklin Lakes area 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 Franklin Lakes area.

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