How Close to a property line can a fence be built in Trenton

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Posted by: from Trenton
6/30/2012 at 8:40:37 PM

In a cottage property, how close can a fence be built to the property line?

Have a neighbour who has done an amateur job on a home made fence and has built it 100 feet long by feet feet high and has built it 18 inches from the property line. The thing is already starting to fall over.

Would appreciate some information on what the bylaw is on this situation, I thought you had to be so many feet back from the property line.

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Date/Time6/30/2012 at 10:12:17 PM

In most municipalities it is 18 inches away from the property line for fences but it could be different for Trenton I would contact the town and find out forsure.

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Jim from ROI Renos in Keswick
Date/Time6/30/2012 at 10:34:57 PM

I live and work in the town of Georgina. In this area you are allowed to build your fence directly over the property line regardless if your neighbour wants a fence or not.

I agree with the previous respondents advice to contact your local municipality for their specific bylaw requirements. Try to find your survey stakes at the corners of your property. They are generally an iron rod driven down so just the top is at grade level. If you have a copy of your properties plot plan it should indicate what was used. Either way your town office should be able to provide you with a copy of the plan as well as provide you with all information regarding fencing bylaws.

In most cases the space requirement from the property line is in regards to a structure such as a garden or utility shed. Buiding a fence 18 inches from the property line would be like "giving" your neighbour more yard.

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Date/Time7/1/2012 at 12:32:37 PM


One continuall fence separating the properties is adequate. I agree with Jim from keswick, one neighbor would loose yard and foot the bill for the fence. The neighbor could at least have a town survey done to mark actual property line and this would save any disputes between parties involved.

Structures such as garages and homes MUST have a minimum setback from property line.


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