Cherry Hill, NJ asked in Real Estate Law, Municipal Law and Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey

Q: Zonning issue

I bought my house 6 years ago in Mount Laurel with a wood fence in place for over 30 years. I replaced the fence 2 years ago and just gotten a letter from township that the fence is on the township property. What rights do I have?

1 Lawyer Answer
Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: You have one option. You can file an application with the Township for permission to keep the fencde where it is located with the proviso that should the municipality need to remove same for safety or emergency reasons, you would not be charged for the cost and you would be able to replace the fence where it encroaches. Should you ddecide to replace the fence, it would be at your expense.

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