How To Get a Fence Permit In South Orange, New Jersey

South Orange Online Fence Permit Application Through the Zoning Department | South Orange, New Jersey


Wondering how to get a fence permit in South Orange, New Jersey? This post has everything you need to know. Questions? 

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

South Orange Village requires property owners fill obtain a zoning permit to install a fence. It’s important to remember that the proposed fence must meet South Orange’s fence ordinances.

Arbor, gate, and fence permanently installed on a residential property in New Jersey by Artistic fence that required an ST-8 form

South Orange makes it extremely easy for property owners to fill out a fence permit application. They have a form you can fill and submit online. Trust us – It doesn’t get easier than this!

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How To Fill Out The Zoning Application

Feel free to follow along with these notes as you fill out your application online.

The good news is that filling out a South Orange fence permit application is really simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you if need it!

Property & Property Owner Details

First you have to fill out the property details. South Orange makes this really easy by allowing you to search for your address.

When you search for your address, it will automatically populate information in the first two sections. 

Under Property Details, you will have to disclose whether or not the property is a corner property. 

Under Property Owner Details, you will have to add the best phone number and email address to reach you at. That way, South Orange can contact you about your status and if they have any questions.

Applicant Details

The next short section is for the applicant details. If you are applying for your permit yourself, you would include your information there. 

We at Artistic Fence will apply for your permit for you for an added fee. Then we would fill out this section with our information. But you should always use your details if you are filling it out yourself! 

Contractor Details

This next section is not required, but it’s good to add if you know who will be installing your fence. In this section you can enter the contractor:

  • Name
  • Address 
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Email

This is helpful if the Zoning Office has any questions or needs to contact your contractor at all during the process.

Fence Details

The fence details part is the section that determines your cost. More importantly, this section tells the town exactly what type of fence you are constructing. 

First you will choose if you are replacing an old fence ($0 fee) or installing a brand new fence ($75). 

Then you will have to include the proposed height. If there are varying heights, include that information along with any other important fence details in the description box.

Lastly, you will also have to choose the fence class from the following options: 

  • Masonry wall
  • Iron, wood pickets, and wood split rail (more than 50% open)
  • Hedges, shrubbery, or similar vegetation 
  • Wood or other materials (Less than 80% open)
  • Wood or other materials (More than 80% open)

What Else Do You Need?

Along with your completed permit application, you will also have to submit the following:

  1. Attached Property Survey
  2. Certification/Signature
  3. Payment (If applicable)

Make sure that you mark the location of the fence on your property survey.

As we briefly mentioned before, if you are installing a new fence, the permit application fee is $75 is South Orange. You can pay this right away by using a credit card. You can also drop off a check or mail one in to: 

South Orange Village
76 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

If you are replacing an existing fence, there is no fee. You can go ahead and submit without worrying about payment.

What Happens Next?

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Once you’ve submitted your online fence application, South Orange’s Zoning Office will review everything. As long as everything looks good, you or your fence installer will get an email with the approved copy and reference number.

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

Install A Fence In South Orange, New Jersey

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

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