Borough of Brooklawn, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brooklawn 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 19-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 150.
[Amended 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 10-05; 4-18-2016 by Ord. No. 8-16]
A. 
No fences hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any residential zone or on lots in any other zone on which residential buildings are erected shall exceed four feet in height above ground level, except that fences may be erected, altered or reconstructed in any residential zone or on lots in any other zone on which residential buildings are erected to a height of six feet above ground level if an open lattice or open design is utilized on the portion of the fence between five feet and six feet in height.
B. 
In all cases, the supporting side of the fence shall face the residential building. The finished side of the fence must face the outside of the property.
C. 
All other fences hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed in any zone shall not exceed a height of eight feet above ground level.
No fence hereafter erected, altered or reconstructed shall be placed within 25 feet of the intersection of two street lines nor shall it extend closer to any street line than the front building line of the building located upon said lot upon which said fence is located.
A. 
The use of barbed wire or wire on which barbs or points are strung, attached or fastened is prohibited.
B. 
The use of canvas or cloth fences is prohibited.
C. 
No fence over four feet high shall be constructed using any chain link or metal-fabricated material. This does not include dog pens or dog runs of less than 150 square feet.
The provisions of this chapter shall not control fences that are required adjacent to swimming pools.
All fences must be erected within the property lines, and no fence shall be erected to encroach on any easement or public right-of-way.
All fences shall be maintained in a safe, sound and upright condition.
[Amended 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 10-05]
A permit along with a drawing showing the location of the proposed fence shall be submitted prior to any installation. The permit is filed with the construction code enforcing agency of the Borough. The permit shall be accompanied by payment of the fee established by the Borough Council of the Borough to be $40. The permit is valid for a period of one year from the time of issuance.
If the Construction Official, upon inspection, determines that any fence violates the terms of this chapter, he or she shall notify the owner or occupant of the premises upon which the fence is located, in writing, of his or her findings and the reason for such findings. He or she shall order such fence or portion of such fence repaired or removed within 10 days of the receipt of such notice. The notice may be delivered in person or by certified mail.
Any and all retention and/or detention basins will be required to have a six-foot-high chain-link fence installed surrounding the perimeter for the safety and general welfare of the public.
After the expiration of the 10 days as provided in § 83-8 of this chapter, the Building Inspector may cause said repair or removal to be effectuated if the owner or occupant has failed to make said repairs or removal. In that event, the cost thereof shall become a lien upon such lands and, as such, become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied on such lands as provided by the laws of the State of New Jersey.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Brooklawn or such other court having jurisdiction, be liable for fines and penalties as set forth in § 1-15 of the Code of the Borough of Brooklawn. Each day that a violation occurs shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation, subject to the penalty provisions of this chapter.