Village of Blasdell, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Blasdell 12-28-1988 as L.L. No. 13-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Building construction — See Ch. 100.

Swimming pools — See Ch. 219.

Zoning — See Ch. 267.

§ 117-1
Permit required; application; fee. 

§ 117-2
Height and location limitations. 

§ 117-3
Fences required in certain locations. 

§ 117-4
Hedge fences. 

§ 117-5
Construction requirements. 

§ 117-6
Prohibited materials. 

§ 117-7
Notice to repair. 

§ 117-8
Penalties for offenses. 


It shall be unlawful for any person or firm to erect any fence or wall around any property within the corporate limits of the Village of Blasdell without a permit granted by the Village Board.


All applications for permits for fences shall be reviewed by the Building Inspector or Planning Commission if needed prior to approval by the Village Board. A request for a permit shall be accompanied by a site plan which shall show the height and location of the fence in relation to all other structures and buildings and in relation to all streets, lot property lines and yards.

[Amended 12-23-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]


The fee for a fence permit shall be as set forth by the Board of Trustees.

[Amended 12-23-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]

[Amended 7-17-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996]

No fence shall be more than six feet in height at the rear of homes or buildings situated in a residentially zoned district, which fence shall not extend forward of the rear building line of any existing or proposed building. No other fence or portion of a fence shall be higher than 36 inches in any front yard or 72 inches in any side yard, beginning from the rear yard, and not extending beyond the front line of a house or building. No fence shall be closer than six inches to any sidewalk or any prospective sidewalk and/or property line.


Where the parking lot is situated adjacent to premises used for residential purposes, a fence at least six feet in height shall be erected and maintained by the parking lot owner or operator along the property line adjacent to said residential premises.


Where such service stations abut a residential zone, they shall be screened by a buffer area no less than 10 feet in depth composed of densely planted evergreen shrubbery, solid fencing or a combination of both which will be adequate to prevent the transmission of headlight glare across the boundary line. Such buffer screen shall have a minimum of six feet above finished grade at the highest point of the parking area. The materials used shall be in keeping with the character of the adjacent residential area. If said shrubbery becomes decayed and fails to provide an adequate screen, the Building Inspector may direct the property owner to replace said shrubs.


No hedge fence or fence of shrubs on any premises shall be permitted to grow to a height of more than three feet in any front yard area nor nearer than five feet to any sidewalk or any prospective sidewalk.


In addition to the foregoing, the Building Inspector shall have the authority to direct the removal, trimming or modification or any shrubs, bushes, plants, trees, flowers or other vegetation, fence, wall, hedge or other structure on private property wherever the same shall interfere with adequate visibility at street intersections or curves for operators of motor vehicles. Any person who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the direction of the Building Inspector shall be guilty of a violation.


All chain link fences erected shall be erected with the closed loop at the top of the fence.


All entrances or gates shall open into the property.


Any fence, wood, stockade, chain link or other type of fence, shall have the smooth side or finished side facing to the outside of the property of the owner installing the fence. Fence posts will be placed on the inside of the fence.

The following fences and fencing materials are specifically prohibited.


Barbed wire.


Short, pointed fences.


Canvas fences.


Cloth fences.


Poultry fences.


Turkey wire.


Temporary fences, such as snow fences.


Expandable fences and collapsible fences, except during construction of a building.


Cinder block or stone fences.


Railroad ties.

If the Building Inspector, upon inspection, determines that any fence or portion of any fence is not being maintained in a safe, sound or upright condition, he shall notify the owner of such fence, in writing, of his findings and state briefly the reasons for such findings and order such fence or portions of such fence repaired or removed within 15 days of the written notice.

Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, neglects or refuses to comply or who resists enforcement of any provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day a violation is continued shall be deemed a separate offense.