Town of Bridgeville, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville 11-10-1986 as Ord. No. 550. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 90.
No owner of land shall permit the construction, erection or growth of any fence, hedge or other type of barrier between properties and/or adjacent to roadways in violation of this chapter.
[Amended 6-10-2002 by Ord. No. A02-4]
No fence shall be permitted that is in excess of eight feet in height. No fence, hedge or other type of barrier shall be permitted in a front yard or front setback that is in excess of three feet in height.
No fence, hedge or other type of barrier shall be permitted that is in excess of three feet in height and within 20 feet of a roadway fronting a property, or in the case of a side yard, within 20 feet of the intersection with the frontal roadway.
Maintenance of all fences, hedges or other types of barriers shall be the responsibility of the owner.
Fences shall not be erected with the use of any form of livestock or poultry wire nor shall barbed or electrified wire be used without the written consent of the Commissioners of Bridgeville.
The owner of such land that is to be fenced shall apply for and have approved a building permit from the Building Official of the Town of Bridgeville, prior to commencement of construction. Approval of such permit does not imply any liability on the part of the Town of Bridgeville, in the case of any future liability, criminal, or any other form of legal dispute that may arise. Any hedge or natural growth form of barrier shall be exempt from the building permit requirement of this chapter.
[Amended 7-8-1996 by Ord. No. 1796; 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. A13-2]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall pay such fines as set out in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties.
[Amended 4-9-2012 by Ord. No. A12-2; 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. A13-2]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall pay such fines as set out in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, Penalties.