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

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.

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

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

ER Felty Inc.
13 Dogwood Drive,
Wernersville, PA 19565
610-678-6800
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

Permit

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.

Albany Township 
P.O. Box 197

2451 Route 143
Kempton, PA 19529

Office: 610-390-2127
Fax: 610-756-6452
albtwp@ptd.net

Click here to view permit application

Alsace Township 
65 Woodside Ave.,

Temple, PA 19560

Office: 610-929-5324
Fax: 610-921-0977
info@alsacetownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Amity Township
2004 Weavertown Rd.,

Douglassville, PA 19518

Office: 610-689-6000
Fax: 610-689-9870
pkisch@amitytownshippa.com

Click here to view permit application

Bally Borough
P.O. Box 217
425 Chestnut St.,
Bally, PA 19503

Office: 610-845-2351
Fax: 610-845-2023
bally@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Bern Township
1069 Old Bernville Rd.,
Bernville, PA 19506

Office: 610-926-2267
Fax: 610-926-9028
ddejesus@berntownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Birdsboro Borough
202 E. Main St.,

Birdsboro, PA 19508

Office: 610-582-6030
Fax: 610-582-6039
info@birdsboropa.org

Click here to view permit application

Centre Township
449 Bucks Hill Rd.,
Mohrsville, PA 19541

Office: 610-926-8833
Fax: 610-926-8832
centretwp@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Cumru Township
1775 Welsh Rd.,
Mohnton, PA 19540

Office: 610-777-1343
Fax: 610-796-0850
jjohnston@cumrutownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Exeter Township
4975 DeMoss Rd.,
Reading, PA 19606

Office: 610-779-5660
Fax: 610-779-5950
jbartlett@exetertownship.com

Click here to view permit application

Fleetwood Borough
110 West Arch St.,
Suite 104
Fleetwood, PA 19522

Office: 610-944-8220
Fax: 610-944-9054
administration@fleetwoodboro.com

Click here to view permit application

Hamburg Borough
61 N. 3rd St.,
Hamburg, PA 19526

Office: 610-562-7821
Fax: 610-562-8461 
buildingdept@hamburgboro.com

Click Here to View Permit Application

Heidelberg Township 
P.O. Box 241
11 Tulpehocken Forge Rd.,
Robesonia, PA 19551

Office: 610-693-3197
Fax: 610-693-8311
info@heidelbergtownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Jefferson Township
5 Solly Ln.,
PO Box 335
Bernville, PA 19506

Office: 610-488-7047
Fax: 610-488-0562
info@jeffersontownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Kenhorst Borough
339 S. Kenhorst Blvd.,
Kenhorst, PA 19607

Office: 610-777-7327
Fax: 610-777-8980
info@kenhorstborough.com

Click here to view permit application

Kutztown Borough
45 Railroad St.,
Kutztown, PA 19530

Office: 610-683-6131
Fax: 610-683-6729
administration@kutztownboro.org

Click here to view permit application

Laureldale Borough
3406 Kutztown Rd.,
Laureldale, PA 19605

Office: 610-929-8700
Fax: 610-929-4272
abeakley@laureldaleboro.org 

Click Here to View Permit Application

Leesport Borough
P.O. Box 710
27 S. Canal St.,
Leesport, PA 19533

Office: 610-926-2115
Fax: 610-926-3055
leesportboro@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Longswamp Township
1112 State St.,
Mertztown, PA 19539

Office: 610-682-7388
Fax: 610-682-9067
longtwsp@ptd.net

Click here to view permit application

Lower Alsace Township
1200 Carsonia Ave.,
Reading, PA 19606

Office: 610-779-6400
Fax: 610-370-0797
dpottiger@latownship.org

Click here to view permit application

Lower Heidelberg Township
720 Brownsville Rd.,
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Office: 610-678-3393
Fax: 610-678-6626
pstevens@lowerhbtwp.org

Click here to view permit application

Maidencreek Township
P.O. Box 319
1 Quarry Rd.,
Blandon. PA 19510

Office: 610-926-4920
Fax: 610-926-6314
d.hollenbach@maidencreek.net

Click here to view permit application

Marion Township
420 Water St.,
Stouchsburg, PA 19567

Office: 610-589-2860
Fax: 610-589-5312
mariontownship@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Maxatawny Township
127 Quarry Rd.,
Suite 1
Kutztown, PA 19530

Office: 610-683-6518
Fax: 610-683-3518
jwehr@maxatawny.net

Click here to view permit application

Mohnton Borough
21 N. 0’Neil St.,
Mohnton, PA 19540

Office: 610-775-0660
Fax: 610-775-4419
info@mohntonboro.org

Click here to view permit application

Mt. Penn Borough
200 N. 25th St.,
Reading, PA 19606

Office: 610-779-5151
Fax: 610-779-5221
mtpennborough@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Muhlenburg Township
210 George St.,
Reading, PA 19605

Office: 610-929-4727
Fax: 610-921-3764
info@muhlenbergtwp.com

Click here to view permit application

North Heildelburg Township
928 Charming Forge Rd.,
Robesonia, PA 19551

Office: 610-488-1619
Fax: 610-488-9738
nheidelbergtwp@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Oley Township
P.O. Box 19
1 Rose Virginia Rd.,
Oley, PA 19547

Office: 610-987-3423
Fax: 610-987-9010
oleytownship@hotmail.com

Click here to view permit application

Ontelaunee Township
35 Ontelaunee Dr.,
Reading, PA 19605

Office: 610-926-4240
Fax: 610-926-5476
ontelauneetownship@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Penn Township
840 N. Garfield Rd.,
Bernville, PA 19506

Office: 610-488-1160
Fax: 610-488-0611
penntwp@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Robeson Township
8 Boonetown Rd.,
Birdsboro, PA 19508

Office: 610-582-4636
Fax: 610-582-0032
ceasterday@robesontownship.com

Click here to view permit application

Robesonia Borough
75 S. Brooke St.,
Robesonia, PA 19511

Office: 610-693-3474
Fax: 610-693-5799
robesoniaborough@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Shillington Borough
P.O. Box 247
2 E. Lancaster Ave.,
Shillington, PA 19607

Office: 610-777-1338
Fax: 610-777-6172
info@shillingtonboro.net

Click here to view permit application

Sinking Spring Borough
3400 Penn Ave.,
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Office: 610-678-4903
Fax: 610-678-5802
mhart@sinkingspringboro.org

Click here to view permit application

South Heidelberg Township
555A Mountain Home Rd.,
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Office: 610-678-9652
Fax: 610-678-9411
smckee@sheidtwp.org

Click here to view permit application

Spring Township
2850 Windmill Rd.,
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Office: 610-678-5393
Fax: 610-678-4571
jgroller@springtwpberks.org

Click here to view permit application

St. Lawrence Borough
3540 St. Lawrence Ave.,
Reading, PA 19606

Office: 610-779-1430
Fax: 610-779-9148
stlawboro@ptd.net

Click here to view permit application

Topton Borough
205 S. Callahan St.,
Topton, PA 19562

Office: 610-682-2541
Fax: 610-682-1636
toptonadmin@ptd.net

Click here to view permit application

Union Township
1445 E. Main St.,
Douglassville, PA 19518

Office: 610-582-3769
Fax: 610-582-4737
contactus@unionberks.org

Click here to view permit application

Upper Bern Township
P.O. Box 185
25 N. 5th St.,
Shartlesville, PA 19554

Office: 610-488-1191
Fax: 610-488-0444
upperberntownship@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Upper Tulpehocken Township
6501 Old Route 22
Bernville, PA 19506

Office: 610-488-7170
Fax: 610-488-6394
uptlptwp@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Wernersville Borough
100 N. Reber St.,
Wernersville, PA 19565

Office: 610-678-1486
Fax: 610-678-5983
wernersville@aol.com

Click here to view permit application

West Reading Borough
500 Chestnut St.,
West Reading, PA 19611

Office: 610-374-8273
Fax: 610-374-8419
nimbesi@westreadingborough.org

Click here to view permit application

Womelsdorf Borough
101 W. High St.,
Womelsdorf, PA 19567

Office: 610-589-4725
Fax: 610-589-5344
womelsdorfborough@comcast.net

Click here to view permit application

Wyomissing Borough
22 Reading Blvd.,
Wyomissing, PA 19610

Office: 610-376-7481
Fax: 610-376-8470
info@wyomissingboro.org

Click here to view permit application

Not all townships may be listed.