FENCE PERMIT

(NOT AROUND POOLS – ZONING PERMIT ONLY)

TO COMPLETE THE FENCE APPLICATION (APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT TOWNSHIP BUILDING):

FILL IN THE FIRST SIX LINES OF THE APPLICATION FORM:
• Skip PIN & Zoning District
• Brief Description of Work: Write Type of Fence – Wood, Vinyl, Chain-Link, Split Rail, etc. and Fence Height.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION BLOCK:
• Complete cost of construction, start and completion date. List the Contractor Name, Address
and Phone Number. If property owner is doing the work, write in Homeowner.
• Date and Sign Application.
• Fee: $50.00 – Cash or Check made out to: UMT or Upper Macungie Township

A site plan showing the fence location needs to accompany application. If your house was built after 1995, there should be a Foundation (As-Built) Location Plan on file with the building permit for the home and this document should be used for the site plan. If you do not have a copy we will gladly get one for you. If As-Built Plan is not available, take 8.5” x 11” piece of paper and draw approximate location of property lines, home, driveway, other buildings or structures and fence location. For information on your property, go to: www.lehighcounty.org, under Departments – Assessment, then Search Records and Property Address. Type in your address and a property profile is available.

A fence may not be placed in any active easement or right of way. PP&L, Buckeye Pipeline and other companies may give written permission to locate in easement or right of way depending on height and location.

For additional Zoning requirements contact Zoning at 610-395-4892.  Click here for the township Ordinances.

Contractors must supply the Township with a Certificate of Insurance showing Workers’ Compensation; General Liability Insurance and list the Upper Macungie Township, 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031, as a certificate holder. Certificates should be attached to the permit.  Questions on licensing or insurance, contact Sharon Stamm at sharons@uppermac.org or 610-395-4892 x135.

Any questions please contact Kyle Kuester at kkuester@uppermac.org or 610-395-4892 x126.

CALL BEFORE YOU DIG
1-800-242-1776 or 811 or www.pa811.org
3 DAYS NOTICE IS THE LAW