Are there any restrictions on fences?

Yes. The maximum height of a fence is 4 feet in your front yard and 50% open, 6 feet in your side and rear yard. Please be aware that if your house faces more than one street you have more than one front yard. The good side of the fence must face out. There is no setback for fences, but we recommend that you keep it back from the property line so that you may maintain your fence without trespassing on your neighbor's property. Fences cannot be topped with barbed wire or razor wire. Houses on corners may not install a fence in the "sight triangle" that would obscure the view of motorists approaching an intersection. A zoning permit is required prior to installing a fence, be sure to bring a copy of your property survey.

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1. How Do I Install My Mailbox?
2. Does Sparta Township require an inspection on the resale of a home?
3. I’m selling my house, is the Township going to make me remove my underground oil storage tank?
4. I’m selling my house, the buyer’s inspector said some items are not “up to code”, is the Township going to make me bring my house up to the current code?
5. When is a permit required?
6. My hot water heater broke on a Friday night, do I need to wait until Monday and get a permit before I have it replaced?
7. Can the Building Department recommend a Contractor?
8. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
9. Do I need a permit to reside my house?
10. What are the Building Department’s hours?
11. Can I request a specific time for inspections?
12. What is the best time to talk to an inspector?
13. What forms will I need for my permit application?
14. Can you fax me the forms?
15. Can I use forms from another town?
16. Can I draw the construction drawings myself or do I need an architect?
17. How many copies of the construction drawing do I need to submit with my application?
18. What needs to be on the construction drawings?
19. How long will it take to get my permit after I make an application?
20. Do I need a permit for a shed?
21. Do I need a permit to put up a fence?
22. When is a permit required for a pool?
23. I’m having replacement windows installed, do I need a permit?
24. Can the Building Department answer questions about my well or septic system?
25. How are the fees for permits calculated?
26. My neighbors are doing work and I don’t think they have a permit. Can an inspector come check it out?
27. Are there certain hours that construction activities can take place?
28. What codes are used in Sparta Township?
29. Are there any restrictions on fences?