Fence Viewer

In Massachusetts, this position was first established in 1693 by a statute which was amended in 1785 and again in 1836. Today, the Fence Viewer advises lot owners prior to constructing a fence. The powers of the Fence Viewer and obligations of lot owners with regard to fences are established in Massachusetts General Laws, Sections 1-21. Carlisle Public Safety regulations related to heights and placement of fences, walls and vegetation relative to streets and intersections are provided in the Town of Carlisle General Bylaws, Section 10.3.10.

Staff Contact
Title
Lawrence O. Sorli
Fence Viewer