[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fort Plain at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 192.
Living fences are subject to all of the provisions of this chapter, except that they shall be exempt from the permit provisions of this chapter. In addition, no living fence shall be placed nearer than two feet to any sidewalk in existence, any prospective sidewalk or party line. Living fences must be maintained in a neatly trimmed condition and shall not interfere with the visibility of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The permit provisions of this chapter shall apply to fences in the residential zones in the Village of Fort Plain and shall also include multiple dwellings in other zoning districts. The provisions shall, however, not be applicable to commercial property. No fence shall be erected in the applicable zones of the Village of Fort Plain in excess of the height limitations as set forth herein.
Rear yards. No fence shall be more than six feet in height at the rear of homes and buildings nor shall it extend forward of the rear building line of any existing or proposed dwelling.
Front yards. No fence shall be higher than 42 inches in any front yard.
Side yards. No fence shall be more than six feet in height at the side of homes and buildings nor shall it extend forward of the side building line of any existing or proposed dwelling.
Any fence erected under this chapter shall be placed at least six inches back from any property line. Any fence erected in a front yard shall be placed at least one foot back from the sidewalk. Living fences shall be placed in accordance with § 99-1 of this chapter. If no sidewalks are in place, then the fence shall be set back a minimum of six feet from the pavement.
On a corner lot in any district where a front yard is required, no fence, hedge, wall or other structure or planting more than three feet in height shall be erected, placed or maintained so as to obstruct visibility of vehicular traffic within the triangle formed by the intersecting street right-of-way lines and a straight line joining said lines at points 20 feet distant from the point of intersection measured along said lines.