Fences are required by your township to enclose in-ground or above-ground pools and spas. Regulations regarding pool enclosures vary from township to township and are based on the nation-wide Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) codes. Section 421.10.1 of the BOCA code stipulates that for fences surrounding a pool/spa:

  • The fence must be at least 48” high.
  • The minimum space between the lowermost top rail and the top most bottom rail must be at least 45”.
  • Spacing between pickets must be less than 4”.
  • Space between the bottom rail and the ground must be less than 4”.
  • Gates must be self-closing/self-latching and the opening mechanism of the latch must be 54” above the ground.
  • Gates must open out (away from the pool).

Many of our vendors carry BOCA approved fences in every style available. If you are fencing in a pool or spa, please let your estimator know, we have many options and styles to choose from.

Permit Information

For your convenience, we have listed many local boroughs and townships in Berks County that have website links regarding permit information for fence installation. Permit costs vary depending on the area. AKA recommends that each customer obtain their own permit, however for a small fee, AKA can obtain the permit needed for your project.

Alsace Township
65 Woodside Avenue
Temple, PA19560
610-775-7185
610-921-0977 (FAX)
http://alsacetownship.org/

Bally Borough
425 Chestnut Street
PO Box 217
Bally, PA 19503
610-845-2351
Fax:610-845-2023
bally@comcast.net

Centre Township
449 Bucks Hill Road
Mohrsville, Pa 19541
610-926-8833
610-926-8832(FAX)
http://www.centretownship.com/

Fleetwood Borough
110 West Arch Street, Suite 104
Fleetwood, Pa 19522
610-944-8220
610-944-9054 Fax
http://www.fleetwoodboro.com/

Jefferson Township
P.O.Box 335
5 Solly Lane
Bernville, Pa 19506
610-488-7047
610-488-0562 Fax
http://www.jeffersontwpbc.com/

Laureldale Borough
3406 Kutztown Road
Laureldale, PA 19605
610.929.8700
Fax:610.929.4272
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Laureldale/Pages/Home.aspx

Lower Alsace Township
1200 Carsonia Ave
Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-6400
610-370-0797 Fax
http://latownship.org/

Marion Township
420 Water Street
Stouchsburg, Pa 19567
610.589-2860
Fax.610.589-5312
mariontownship@comcast.net

Mt. Penn Borough
200 North 25th Street
Reading, PA  19606
610-779-5151
Fax.610-779-5221
http://mtpennborough.net/

Ontelaunee Township
35 Ontelaunee Drive
Reading, Pa 19605
610-926-4240
610-926-5476 Fax
http://www.psatstwp.org/berks/ontelaunee/

Robesonia Borough
75 South Brooke Street
Robesonia, Pa 19551
610-693-3474
Fax: (610)693-5799
http://www.robesoniaboro.org/index.php

South Heidelberg Township
555 A South Mountain Home Rd
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-9652
610-678-9411
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/SouthHeidelbergTwp/Pages/default.aspx

Topton Borough
205 South Callahan Street
Topton, Pa 19562
610-682-2541
http://www.toptonborough.com/

Upper Tulpehocken Township
6501 OLD ROUTE 22,
BERNVILLE, PA 19506
(610)488-7170
FAX (610)488-6394
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/UpperTulpehocken/Pages/default.aspx

Womelsdorf Borough
101 W High Street
Womelsdorf, Pa 19567
610-589-4725
610-589-5344
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Womelsdorf/Pages/default.aspx

Albany Township
65 Woodside Avenue
Temple, PA 19560
610-929-5324
610-921-0977(FAX)
http://www.alsacetownship.org

Bern Township
1069 Old Bernville Road,
Reading,PA 19605
610-926-2267
Fax:610-926-9028
www.berntownship.org

Cumru Township
1775 Welsh Rd
Mohnton PA 19540
(610) 777-1343
Fax 610-796-0850
http://www.cumrutownship.com

Hamburg Borough
61 North 3rd Street
Hamburg, Pa 19526
610-562-7821
610-562-8461
https://hamburgboro.com/

Kenhorst Borough
339 South Kenhorst Blvd
Kenhorst, PA  19607
610.777.7327
610.777.8980 Fax
info@kenhorstborough.com

Leesport Borough
27 S Canal St
PO Box 710
Leesport, PA 19533
610-926-2115
610-916-3055 Fax
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Leesport/Pages/default.aspx

Lower Heidelberg Township
720 Brownsville Road
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-3393
610-678-6626
http://www.lowerheidelbergtownship.org/

Maxatawny Township
127 Quarry Rd Suite 1
Kutzown, pa 19530
(610) 683-6518
Fax:(610) 683-3518
http://www.maxatawny.net/

Muhlenberg Township
210 George Street

Reading, Pa 19605
610-929-4727
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Muhlenberg/Pages/default.aspx
info@muhlenbergtwp.com

Penn Township
840 North Garfield Road
Bernville, PA 19506
610 488-1160
Fax: 610 488-0611
penntwp@comcast.net

Shillington Borough
2 East Lancaster Ave
Shillington, Pa 19607
610-777-1338
610-777-6172
www.shillingtonborough.net

Spring Township
2850 Windmill Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
Phone: 610.678.5393
Fax: 610.678.4571
http://www.springtwpberks.org/

Union Township
1445 E Main Streeet
Douglassville, Pa 19518
610-582-3769
610-582-4737
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/muni/union/Pages/Default.aspx

Wernersville Borough
100 North Reber Street
Wernersville Pa 19565
Phone:  610-678-1486
Fax:  610-678-5983
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Wernersville/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

Wyomissing Borough
22 Reading Boulevard
Wyomissing, Pa 19610
610-376-7481
610-376-8470 Fax
http://www.wyomissingboro.org/

Amity Township
2004 Weavertown Rd
Douglassville, PA 19518
610-689-6000
Fax 610-689-9870
http://www.amitytownshippa.com

Birdsboro Borough
202 E. Main Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone: 610-582-6030
Fax: 610-582-6039
http://birdsboropa.org/

Exeter Township
4975 DeMoss Road

Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-5660
610-779-5950 FAX
http://www.exetertownship.com

Heidelberg Township
11 Tulpehoocken Forge Road
Robesonia, Pa 19551
610-693-3197
610-693-8311 FAX
http://heidelbergtownship.org/

Kutztown Borough
45 Railroad Street
Kutztown, Pa 19530
610-683-6131
610-683-6729
http://www.kutztownboro.org/

Longswamp Township
1112 State Street
Mertztown, PA  19539
610 682-7388
610 682-9067 Fax
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Longswamp

Maidencreek Township
1 Quarry Road
PO Box 319
Blandon, Pa 19510-610-926-4920
610-926-6314
http://www.maidencreek.net/

Mohnton Borough
21 O’Neil St.
Mohnton, PA 19540
610-929-4727
Fax:610.775.4419
info@mohntonboro.org

Oley Township
1 Rose Virginia RD
Oley, Pa 19547
610-987-3423
http://oleytownship.org/index.php

Robeson Township
8 Boonetown Road

Birdsboro, PA 19508
610.582.4636
Fax:610.582.0032
tkeim@robesontownship.com

Sinking Spring Borough
3400 Penn Ave
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-4903
610-678-5802 Fax
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/SinkingSpring/Pages/default.aspx

St. Lawernce Borough
3540 St Lawrence Avenue
Reading, PA 19606
610-779-1430
610-779-9148 (Fax)
http://slboro.com/contact/default.html

Upper Bern Township
PO Box 185
25 N. 5th Street
Shartlesville, PA 19554
610-488-1191
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/Muni/Upper_Bern/Pages/default.aspx

West Reading Borough
500 Chestnut Street
West Reading, PA 19611
610-374-8273, ext. 243
http://www.westreadingborough.com/

Not all townships may be listed.