Fence Viewers

The Fence Viewer advises lot owners prior to constructing a fence. The height of the fence can be no higher than seven feet except near intersections. Lot owners at intersections cannot erect a fence nor shrubbery closer than five feet to allow good visibility. A fence or shrub near there must be no higher than three feet. Spite fences erected to annoy neighbors are illegal. The Fence Viewer has the power to order such fences changed to be inoffensive. If hostilities escalate, the building inspector is asked to become involved. His word is final! The Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 49 describe in detail the obligations of lot owners.

Fence Viewers

Name Title
Richard Hammond Fence Viewer
Joan Ames Fence Viewer