Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements?
Yes. Pursuant to the Town of Brookline Zoning By-Laws sections 5.52, 5.62, and 5.74, the maximum height of a fence is 7 feet in the side and rear yard and 6 feet in the front yard. A permit is also required for any fence used to as an enclosure for a swimming pool.

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1. When is a building permit necessary?
2. What are the fees for building, wiring, plumbing, gas permits, and other building department functions?
3. What is the process for applying for a building permit?
4. How long does it take to process a permit application?
5. How do I appeal a building permit or a decision made by a Building Inspector?
6. Who can apply for a permit?
7. Who can be issued a building permit?
8. Can a homeowner apply for and be issued a building permit?
9. Can a homeowner apply for any Wiring, Plumbing, or Gas permit?
10. Does a building permit expire?
11. Do I need a permit to install a shed?
12. Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements?
13. Do I need a building permit for a driveway?
14. What are the hours a contractor can work?
15. How do I receive permission for a curb cut?
16. How do you apply for a sign or Facade Design Review?
17. When do I need a certified plot plan?
18. Can I receive a temporary Certificate of Occupancy?
19. Who do I contact about hooking up to town water, sewer, or drainage?
20. Who do I contact with questions regarding zoning (setbacks, frontage of area, pre-existing nonconforming structure, etc.)?
21. Do the inspectors for the Building Department carry official identification?