Fence Permits

When a Fence Permit is Required

A fence up to six feet in height may be located on or close to a lot line. No building permit is required. However, a fence cannot obstruct views on corner lots. To construct a fence over six feet in height, you are required to obtain a building permit.


Comments, questions, or concerns related to fence installation should be directed to the City Development Services Office at 978-674-4144, where every attempt to return your call in a timely manner will be made as appropriate - please note, however, that due to the volume of calls received, there may be delays in responding.