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.

 

 

Survey Sources

Although AKA does not provide land surveying to find property lines, some local surveyors will be happy to assist you if this is a concern. For more information go online to the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.

Berks Surveying & Engineering
311 E Main Street,
Fleetwood, PA 19522
610-944-8528
Click here to view their website

John W. Hoffert PLS LTD
32 East Lancaster Avenue,
Shillington, PA 19607
610-755-0465
Fax: 610-755-7815
Click here to view their website

All County and Associates
P.O. Box 472
St. Peters, PA 19470
610-469-3830
Fax: 610-469-6385
Click here to view their website

ER Felty Inc.
13 Dogwood Drive,
Wernersville, PA 19565
610-678-6800
Click here to view their website

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 Ave

Temple, PA 19560
610-775-7185
610-921-0977 (Fax)
info@alsacetownship.org
Click here to view permit application 

Albany Township 
2461 Route 143

Kempton, PA 19259
610-756-6452
albtwp@ptd.net
Click here to view permit application 

Amity Township
2004 Weavertown Rd

Douglassville, PA 19518
610-689-6000
610-689-9870 (Fax)
pkisch@amitytownshippa.com
Click here to view permit application 

Bally Borough
425 Chestnut Street
PO Box 217
Bally, PA 19503
610-845-2351
610-845-2023 (Fax)
bally@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Bern Township
1069 Old Bernville Rd
Reading, PA 19605
610-926-2267
610-926-9028 (Fax)
ddejesus@berntownship.org
Click here to view permit application 

Birdsboro Borough
202 E. Main Street

Birdsboro, PA 19508
610-582-6030
610-582-6039 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Centre Township
449 Bucks Hill Rd
Mohrsville, PA 19541
610-926-8833
610-926-8832 (Fax)
centretwp@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Cumru Township
1775 Welsh Rd
Mohnton, PA 19540
610-777-1343
610-796-0850 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Exeter Township
4975 DeMoss Rd
Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-5660
610-779-5950 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Fleetwood Borough
110 West Arch St
Suite 104
Fleetwood, Pa 19522
610-944-8220
610-944-9054 (Fax)
administration@fleetwoodboro.com
Click here to view permit application 

Hamburg Borough
61 N. 3rd St
Hamburg, Pa 19526
610-562-7821
610-562-8461 (Fax)
buildingdept@hamburgboro.com

Heidelberg Township
11 Tulpehocken Forge Rd
Robesonia, Pa 19551
610-693-3197
610-693-8311 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Jefferson Township
5 Solly Lane
PO Box 335
Bernville, Pa 19506
610-488-7047
610-488-0562 (Fax)
info@jeffersontownship.org
Click here to view permit application 

Kenhorst Borough
339 S. Kenhorst Blvd
Kenhorst, Pa 19607
610-777-7327
610-777-8980 (Fax)
info@kenhorstborough.com
Click here to view permit application 

Kutztown Borough
45 Railroad St
Kutztown, Pa 19530
610-683-6131
610-683-6729 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Laureldale Borough
3406 Kutztown Rd
Laureldale, Pa 19605
610-929-8700
610-929-4272 (Fax)
FCarr@laureldaleboro.org 

Leesport Borough
27 S. Canal St
PO Box 710
Leesport, Pa 19533
610-926-2115
610-926-3055 (Fax)
leesport.wwtp@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Longswamp Township
1112 State St
Mertztown, Pa 19539
610-682-7388
610-682-9067 (Fax)
longtwsp@ptd.net
Click here to view permit application 

Lower Alsace Township
1200 Carsonia Ave
Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-6400
610-370-0797 (Fax)
dpottiger@latownship.org
Click here to view permit application 

Lower Heidelberg Township
720 Brownsville Rd
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-3393
610-678-6626 (Fax)
pstevens@lowerhbtwp.org
Click here to view permit application 

Maidencreek Township
1 Quarry Rd
PO Box 319
Blandon. Pa 19510
610-926-4920
610-926-6314 (Fax)
d.hollenbach@maidencreek.net
Click here to view permit application 

Marion Township
420 Water St
Stouchsburg, Pa 19567
610-589-2860
610-589-5312 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Maxatawny Township
127 Quarry Rd
Suite 1
Kutztown, Pa 19530
610-683-6518
610-683-3518 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Mohnton Borough
21 0’Neil St
Mohnton, Pa 19540
610-929-4727
610-775-4419 (Fax)
info@mohntonboro.org
Click here to view permit application 

Mt. Penn Borough
200 N. 25th St
Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-5151
610-779-5221 (Fax)
mtpennborough@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Muhlenburg Township
210 George St
Reading, Pa 19605
610-929-4727
610-921-3764 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

North Heildelburg
928 Charming Forge Road
Robesonia, PA 19551
610-488-1619
610-488-9738 (Fax)
nheidelbergtwp@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application

Oley Township
1 Rose Virginia Rd
Oley, Pa 19547
610-987-3423
Click here to view permit application 

Ontelaunee Township
35 Ontelaunee Dr
Reading, Pa 19605
610-926-4240
610-926-5476 (Fax)
ontelauneetownship@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Penn Township
840 N. Garfield Rd
Bernville, Pa 19506
610-488-1160
610-488-0611 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Robeson Township
8 Boonetown Rd
Birdsboro, Pa 19508
610-582-4636
610-582-0032 (Fax)
ceasterday@robesontownship.com
Click here to view permit application 

Robesonia Borough
75 S. Brooke St
Robesonia, Pa 19511
610-693-3474
610-693-5799 (Fax)
info@robesoniaboro.org
Click here to view permit application 

Shillington Borough
2 E. Lancaster Ave
Shillington, Pa 19607
610-777-1338
610-777-6172 (Fax)
info@shillingtonboro.net
Click here to view permit application 

Sinking Spring Borough
3400 Penn Ave
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-4903
610-678-5802 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

South Heidelberg Township
555A Mountain Home Rd
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-9652
610-678-9411 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Spring Township
2850 Windmill Rd
Sinking Spring, Pa 19608
610-678-5393
610-678-4571 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

St. Lawrence Borough
3540 St. Lawrence Ave
Reading, Pa 19606
610-779-1430
610-779-9148 (Fax)
stlawboro@ptd.net
Click here to view permit application 

Topton Borough
205 S. Callahan St
Topton, Pa 19562
610-682-2541
toptonadmin@ptd.net
Click here to view permit application 

Union Township
1445 E. Main St
Douglassville, Pa 19518
610-582-3769
610-582-4737 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Upper Bern Township
25 N. 5th St
PO Box 185
Shartlesville, Pa 19554
610-488-1191
upperberntownship@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Upper Tulpehocken Township
6501 Old Route 22
Bernville, Pa 19506
610-488-7170
610-488-6394 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Wernersville Borough
100 N. Reber St
Wernersville, Pa 19565
610-678-1486
610-678-5983 (Fax)
wernersville@aol.com
Click here to view permit application 

West Reading Borough
500 Chestnut St
West Reading, Pa 19611
610-374-8273 ext. 243
610-374-8419 (Fax)
Click here to view permit application 

Womelsdorf Borough
101 W. High St
Womelsdorf, Pa 19567
610-589-4725
610-589-5344 (Fax)
womelsdorfborough@comcast.net
Click here to view permit application 

Wyomissing Borough
22 Reading Boulevard
Wyomissing, Pa 19610
610-376-7481
610-376-8470 (Fax)
lbalthaser@wyopd.org
Click here to view permit application 

Not all townships may be listed.