The Department of Buildings (DOB) regulates the building and installation of fences.
Fences are divided into two categories:
• Permanent/Non Temporary Fences may require a permit. For one- and two-family dwellings, DOB does not require permits for fences 6-feet or less in height, and homeowners may install their own fencing.
For other property types or fence heights, you must submit a Plan/Work Approval Application using DOB form PW1
Temporary/Construction site Fences – must be permitted in DOB NOW: Build