Are any permits necessary to construct a fence on my property?

With the exception of areas within wetlands or within 50 feet of wetlands or within 100 feet of a named River or Brook, no permits are necessary. However, there are some requirements which need to be met.

First, the fence can only be a maximum of 4 (four) feet high in front yards and 6 (six) feet high in side and rear yards (see Section 362 of the Zoning Regulations). It does not matter which way the "good side" faces, but it is recommended that it be faced "good side out". There are no setbacks for fences, however, we recommend that you put the fence about six inches or a foot inside your property line. If you are on a corner lot, Section 363 of the Zoning Regulations would apply. If you are within 50 feet of wetlands, an Environmental Protection Commission application will be necessary.

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1. How do I make an appointment to discuss my property?
2. What are the Regulations regarding real estate signs?
3. How can I purchase a copy of the Darien Zoning Regulations?
4. Are any permits necessary to construct a fence on my property?
5. What are the setbacks for my property?
6. How soon before a public hearing do I need to notify my neighbors of my application?
7. I'm thinking of constructing a swimming pool on my property. Anything I should know?
8. What is the fee for a Zoning Permit?
9. How long does it take to get my Zoning Permit reviewed?
10. Does an ice rink need Planning and Zoning Commission review and action?
11. How can I review the FEMA flood maps?
12. I'm looking to install solar panels on my house, do you have guidance or a checklist for such?