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Town of Riverhead

I would like to erect a fence. Where and how high can it be?

Onresidential properties, fences erected in the front yard or along any side or rear street line must not be more than 4’ in height. In side and rear yards, the fence may be 6’ in height as long as this is not a corner or through lot. As long as the fence is on your property and conforms to these height restrictions, no permit is required.

If you have a corner lot, a through lot, or are located near a tidal or freshwater wetland or the bluff, then you should call the Building Department and speak to staff regarding the proposed fence and your particular property.

Building Department