Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 6-13-1984 by Ord. No. 5-9-84C (Ch. 103 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, weeds and noxious growths — See Ch. 110.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 147.
Zoning — See Ch. 405.
No person shall hereafter erect, alter or reconstruct a fence on property in any zone in the Borough of Haledon without first having obtained a construction permit from the Construction Code Official.
Fences erected, altered or reconstructed shall be of the type hereinafter specified and shall comply with the maximum height limitations hereinafter set forth. For purposes of this chapter, fences shall be measured from the curb level.
A. 
Front yard. Fences located in the area from the front property line to the front setback line shall be of open-wire construction or a decorative picket fence. Where open-wire fencing is used, said fencing shall have openings not smaller than two inches and not exceeding 48 inches in height or shall be of post-and-rail construction, not exceeding 48 inches in height. Where a decorative picket fence is used, said fencing shall be made of wood, plastic or aluminum, shall be in colors of black or white, shall have pickets of openings not to exceed 3 1/2 inches and height not to exceed 42 inches. No front yard fence shall be board on board fencing. For the purpose of this subsection, corner lots shall be deemed to have two front yards, each extending from the property line adjacent to the adjoining street to the front and side setback line, respectively.
[Amended 12-19-2001 by Ord. No. 11-28-01A]
B. 
Rear yard. Fences located in the area from the front setback line to the rear property line and running across the rear property line may be of solid type and shall not exceed six feet in height.
C. 
Corner lots. At the intersection of any two streets, highways, roads or roadways, no fence other than fencing of wire construction having openings no smaller than two inches and not exceeding 36 inches in height or post-and-rail fences not exceeding 36 inches in height shall be permitted within the triangular area formed by the two intersecting street lines bounding the lot and by a line connection to a point on each street line located 45 feet from the intersection of said street lines. For the purposes of this subsection, a street line shall be deemed to be the curbline, and an intersection shall be deemed to be the meeting place of the curblines on intersecting streets.
All fences shall be erected within property lines, and no fence shall be located so as to encroach upon a public right-of-way.
A. 
The following fences and fence construction materials are specifically prohibited in all zones in the Borough of Haledon: solid cement block, barbed wire, canvas, cloth, electrically charged, expandable and collapsible.
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, snow fences shall be a permitted fence.
Any portion of a fence construction intended or utilized for the support of the fence shall be located on the inside of the fence, facing the principal portion of the tract of land upon which the fence is erected. The finished portion of the fence shall face the property or street adjacent to the fence.
Any person, firm, corporation or association violating the terms of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, for each violation.