MapLink™ | Procedures | Fences

Hello! Content on this website is provided as a convenience and is for informational use only. Be sure to review the Terms of Use for all of the details related to your use of this website.
1. No fence shall be erected in Lower Southampton Township without the issuance of a permit from the Lower Southampton Department of Licenses and Inspections and the payment of any applicable fee as set forth in the Township's Fee Schedule.
2. Prior to the issuance of a permit, a plan depicting the proposed fence, as well as the height, location on the property and materials of the proposed fence, shall be submitted with the applicable permit application to the Lower Southampton Department of Licenses and Inspections. The applicant shall provide adequate proof of the existence of any property lines depicted on the proposed fence plan.
3. No fence shall be erected in a front yard unless such fence is located a minimum of 15 feet from the edge of the adjacent cartway, and in no event shall any fence be erected in an existing road right-of-way.
4. No fence exceeding a height of six feet shall be erected unless otherwise permitted under this chapter.
5. No fence may be erected or maintained in any Township-controlled easement area.
6. No spite fence or spite walls shall be erected. A spite fence or spite wall is any fence or wall that has been erected for the purpose of cutting off the light or air of an adjoining property or erected of unsightly materials for the purpose of annoyance or harassment of an adjoining property, or which has been erected to a height above that necessary for proper and ordinary security or enclosure.
7. Fences and terraces in front yards. Only fencing which does not obstruct view may be located in front yards, and no fence over four feet high, nor hedges over three feet high, shall be permitted in a front yard, unless in the case of corner lots, where the lot owner shall be permitted to designate one front yard to comply with this section.
See for information on permits and forms.