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(5, PART 3)

PART 3

FENCES AND WALLS

§301. DEFINITIONS.

For the purpose of this Part, the following terms, phrases, words or their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number and the word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory:

BOROUGH - the Borough of Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

COUNCIL - the Council of the Borough of Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - the Borough’s appointed Zoning Enforcement Officer, Code Enforcement Officer or other designated agent, under this Part or any other person designated by resolution of the Canton Borough Council.

PERSON - a person owning any premises within the Borough.

(Ord. 561, 6/13/2011, §I)

§302. FENCES AND WALLS.

Except as specified below, fences and retaining walls may be permitted in any yard or along the edge of any yard in all zoning districts. The following provisions are not applicable for agricultural fences:

  • A.

    A permit shall be obtained authorizing the construction, erection or replacement of any fence or wall or any part of a fence or wall. For fences 6 feet and under an assessment permit through the Borough is required. For fences over 6 feet a building permit through Code Inspections, Inc., is required. The application for a permit authorizing the construction, erection or replacement of any fence or wall or any part of a fence or wall shall include:

    • (1)

      The type and material or the fence or wall.

  • (2)

    The height of the fence or wall.

  • (3)

    A drawing, sketch or plot plan of the lot including all existing buildings and structures, easements, utilities, the location of the fence or wall and the dimensions between the fence or wall and structures on the lot and the dimensions to all lot lines.

(4)

Written notice of approval of the installation of the fence or wall within any easement and any conditions of the use thereof from the easement holder.

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Supp. V; added 9/12/2011

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