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Do I need a permit for a fence?
No. There is no Town law or ordinance regulating fences. However, fences 8 feet in height or higher require a building permit according to NYS Building Code. The Town of Malta does recommend that you place any fencing at least 1 foot inside of your property line to allow room for maintenance. We also recommend you communicate with your neighbor to let them know you are constructing a fence.

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1. Does the Town have municipal water and sewer?
2. Where can I find a copy of my property's survey?
3. Do I need a permit for a fence?
4. How do I get a building permit or a variance?
5. How long does it take for a permit to be issued?