How To Get a Fence Permit In Boonton, New Jersey

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Have you been wondering how to get a fence permit in Boonton, New Jersey? Do you even need a permit in Boonton? You’ve come to the right spot! 

We’ve been installing fences in Boonton for decades. Here’s what you’ll need to do with the town if you want to install a fence.

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

The Town of Boonton requires property owners to obtain a Zoning Permit when installing a fence.

This is the same permit application that Boonton requires for other improvements to your property, such as: 

  • New Structures
  • Additions
  • Garages
  • Sheds
  • Decks/Patios
  • Pools/Hot Tubs


Speaking of pools, we’d like to point out that properties with a pool may require additional permits for pool fencing. This is because pool fences have to meet strict safety codes. 

Back To Zoning Fence Permits…

You can download the zoning fence permit application from the town of Boonton’s website. To make things easier, we’ve included a link to their zoning permit page below. Click the button below to download a copy and fill it out as you read this post. 

How To Fill Out The Fence Permit Application in Boonton, NJ 

Boonton’s fence application form is fairly easy to fill out. 

If you have any questions about the fence permit application, you can call Patrick Laverty at 973 402-9410, ext. 632.

If we’re installing your fence (nice choice 😄 ) , you can give us a call at (973) 779-4540 and we’ll help you fill everything out over the phone.

You can also pay us to apply for your permit on your behalf for an additional fee, but we’ll gladly help you fill out the forms over the phone so you can save a little money! 

White Bar Harbor Capped Picket Fence installed by Artistic Fence Company in northern New Jersey

Reason For Application

The first section of the zoning permit is simple. You just need to tell the town of Boonton why you’re applying for it. Check off the third option, “Fence” and move onto the next section.

Applicant Information

Next up is the applicant information section. Here is where you’ll include all of your contact information, such as: 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address 

You’ll also need to indicate who is doing the work: You, a contractor, or someone else.

Property Owner Information

The third section on the fence permit application is for the property owner information.

If you are the property owner and the applicant, you don’t have to enter your information twice. You just have to check that the information is the “Same As Applicant.”

Subject Property

The next part of the application is all about your property. You need to tell Boonton your address, the lot, block and zone, and the property use(s). 

If you don’t know your lot, block, or zone, you can normally find it online or on any paperwork that has to do with your home.

Proposed Work

The final section is all about your fence. On the zoning application, the fence option is first so it’s nice and easy to fill out. 

On this part of the fence permit application, you need to tell the town of Boonton the height of your fence. You also need to let them know what type of fence. For example, you could say the type is a chain link fence or a wood picket fence. 

The next thing you have to tell them is where you’re installing the fence: Front yard, rear yard, or side yard.

What Else Do You Need?

Along with your completed permit application, you will also have to mail in or drop off a marked-up property survey copy and a $50 check.

Boonton requires you to submit a to-scale copy of your property survey when applying for a fence permit. You have to show the height and location of the fence on the survey.

The township of Boonton, New Jersey charges $50 for a fence zoning permit application. Don’t forget to include the check!

A Few Things To Remember About Boonton Fence Ordinances 

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

  • Fences must be located entirely within the property
  • The “good” side of the fence should face outward
  • Front yard fences cannot exceed 4 feet in height

What Happens Next?

Aluminum fence and crowned gate over a walkway

Once you’ve submitted your online fence application, the Township of Denville will review your request. As long as everything looks good, you or your fence installer will get a notification knowing your application was approved and work can begin! 

Install A Fence In Boonton, New Jersey

Are you looking to install a fence at your property in Boonton, New Jersey? The Good Fence People of Artistic Fence have been installing wood, vinyl/PVC, aluminum, and chain link fences in the Boonton 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 Kim or another one of our friendly sales representatives that serve the Boonton area. 

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