Do I need a permit to install a fence?

A Zoning Permit is required. You must attach a plot plan to the permit showing where you plan to install the fence, including the type of fence (privacy/open picket), and the height. It is suggested that in order to maintain the fence, you allow ample room (1 to 2 feet) from your property line.


If you have questions about how to draw a plot plan, check out google and search "image of how to draw a plot plan." There are many examples available.

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1. What is a plot plan?
2. What is a setback?
3. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
4. I want to put a pool in my yard. Does it require a permit?
5. Can I raise chickens?
6. How do I know where my property line is?
7. Do I need a permit to add a shed on my property?
8. Do I need a permit to build a deck on the back of my house?
9. What are the smoke detector requirements in Lower Paxton Township?
10. How often does street sweeping occur in Lower Paxton Township?
11. Where do I go to vote?
12. Where do I get a carry permit? Renew a carry permit?
13. Where do I pay my Income Taxes?
14. What is Recyclable?