How To Get a Fence Permit In Denville, New Jersey

Horizontal wood fence that you would need a fence permit in Denville, New Jersey for

Wondering how to get a fence permit in Denville, New Jersey? This post has everything you need to know, including step-by-step instructions.

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

It doesn’t matter what fence material you’re using – you’ll always need fence permit in Denville, NJ! 

The good news is that Denville makes the application process easy. 

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What Type Of Permit Do You Need?

The Township of Denville requires property owners to obtain a Zoning Permit when erecting a fence. If you’re installing a pool fence or a fence that secures a similar body of water like a wading pool or spa, you will also need to obtain a construction permit (commonly known as a building permit). 

In this post, we are going to focus on the fence zoning permit. If you have any questions about pool fences in Denville and/or the process to obtain the correct permits, please contact the Denville Construction Official.

Construction Official: Sal Poli
(973) 625-8300 ext. 251

Back To Zoning Fence Permits…

The township makes it super easy for you to start the fence installation process since the Denville Zoning Permit is online. 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 Denville, NJ 

Like we mentioned above, Denville’s fence application form is easy to fill out. It even shows an example of the marked-up property survey you need to include!

If you have any questions about the fence permit application, you can call the Township of Denville, New Jersey at (973) 625-8300 ext. 251.

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! 

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Property Information

The first section of the fence zoning permit is all about the property information. This includes the address, which is obvious, and the block, lot, and zone of the property. 

If you’re super organized, you might know that information off the top of your head. However, a lot of people don’t – and that’s OK. You might have to dig out your paperwork from when you bought the house or a tax bill. You can always call town hall and see if they’ll help you out. 

Application Information

Next up is the application information. Another easy section. The only way this section won’t be your information is if you have your fence installer apply for the permit for you. If the township has any questions, they’ll use this information to contact you.

Owner Information

You can actually just check a box on this part if you’re filling out the application yourself because it will be the same as the above section. 


The last part before you package everything up and sign is the improvement description. 

Denville gives you a few lines to provide a brief description of the proposed improvement/project.

Be sure to include the height and a photo of the fence being installed. If we are installing your fence, we have a ton of photos here on the website. You can also call the office and we’ll send you over a picture you can use.

What Else Do You Need?

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

Denville requires you to submit two to-scale copies of your property survey when applying for a fence permit. You or your fence contractor will have to mark the location of the fence and include a small description.

Please do not enlarge or reduce the original survey since this distorts the scale. Denville will not accept a reduced or enlarged survey.

The township of Denville, New Jersey charges $75 for a fence zoning permit application. Don’t forget to include the check!

A Few Things To Remember About Denville Fence Ordinances 

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

  • All fencing should be kept 2 inches off of property lines 
  • The “good” side of the fence should face outward
  • Rear yard fences can be up to 6 feet tall and 100% solid
  • Front yard fences can be up to 4 feet and a maximum 10% solid
  • Corner lots require assistance from zoning officers 

What Happens Next?

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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 Denville, New Jersey

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

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