Can I put up a fence or wall without a Permit?
All fences and walls require a Permit. Allowable fence and wall heights differ between Zoning Districts:
- R-20 - 36 feet maximum height across front property line and for a distance of 35 feet along each side property line
- R-40, R-60, and R-80 - 36 feet maximum height across front property line and for a distance of 50 feet along each side property line.
- R-160 -36 feet maximum height across front property line and for a distance of 100 feet along each side property line.

In all Residential Districts, a fence or wall up to 72 feet high is permitted on the balance of the side property line and on the rear property line. To allow for maintenance, the fence or wall should be set in 1 to 2 feet from the lot line. There is no regulation that defines which side of the fence faces the adjoining property.

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1. What work can be done without a permit?
2. Why are stamped plans required?
3. I want to construct an addition, attached garage, or deck to my house. What are the required setbacks to the property lines?
4. Does a storage shed (or detached garage, basketball court, swimming pool, barn, corral, etc.) require a Building Permit?
5. What regulations apply to swimming pools?
6. What’s the difference between a Building Permit and a Certificate of Occupancy?
7. Can I put up a fence or wall without a Permit?
8. Can my child operate an ATV (quad, minibike, trail bike, snowmobile, etc.) in Town?
9. Can I have a business in my home?
10. Can I park my RV or boat in my yard?
11. Does the Town permit mother/daughter apartments?