Installing a Fence in Ardmore, PA (19003)

Paramount Fencing Inc. is a 5 Star Rated Fencing Installation contractor and supplier serving Ardmore, PA and the surrounding areas.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A permit is required for fencing projects in Ardmore, PA. However, Ardmore spans across two different townships within two different counties. The location of the property will determine what zoning codes you will need to follow.

A permit is required in Haverford Township for all new fencing projects as well as for the replacement of existing fences.

A Zoning Permit is required in the Lower Merion Township when one proposes to erect a fence that is higher than four feet within the front yard setback and when one replaces an existing fence.

Use the link below to go directly to the permit application for Haverford Township.

https://www.haverfordtownship.org/egov/documents/1242056218_737579.pdf

Use the link below to go directly to the permit application for Lower Merion Township.

https://www.lowermerion.org/home/showdocument?id=8390

The homeowner is responsible for filing the permit.  Paramount Fencing will take care of the drawings for you and then you have a few line items to fill out. 

Generally, a fence may not exceed 6′ in height in Haverford Township.  There are additional requirements such as:

Corner lots are permitted to be fenced along the secondary front yard, as determined by the Zoning Officer. However, no solid fence shall be permitted to be erected along a secondary front yard within five feet from the street right-of-way or a public sidewalk, whichever is greater, where the end of the proposed fence is located less than 20 feet from an existing driveway, intersecting street or alley.

Solid fences are permitted to be placed along the rear yard property lines on all properties, and along the side yard property lines of a property with a minimum width as measured at the building line of 50 feet. For properties whose width is less than 50 feet at the building line, fences placed along the side property lines may not exceed six feet in height; provided, however, that the portion of the fence between five feet in height and six feet in height shall be at least 50% open.

Follow the link below to the fence code in Haverford Township.

https://ecode360.com/12188394#12188394

Signed Fence Ordinance Amendment 2016

Simplified, you cannot have a fence that exceeds 6′ in height.  If you are to erect a fence more than 6′ in height, it must be 75% open. There are several requirements for different scenarios.  Lower Merion Township has put together a clear list of these different scenarios and what is expected according to the zoning laws.

Follow the link below to the Lower Merion Township Fence Code. 

https://www.lowermerion.org/home/showdocument?id=212

Paramount Fencing Inc. works with a surveying company on the regular basis but in many situations, we are able to locate a few of the pins and use the county tax map to mark the remaining lines.   

https://www.delawarecountypa.com/public-access.html

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