You will need a permit to build a fence even if you are replacing the fence... and if the fence is being built outside the normal setbacks you will need to request for a variance. Anything out of the normal written ordinances a variance will be needed. That is a whole different approach...
Good Luck. Barrington is a great town. Lots of good people in administration. They will be very helpful!
Thanks for your question.
Putting a fence normally will require a permit from the town the home is at. Once you do that the same Township will give you the instructions as what can or can't be done.
Good luck and enjoy your new fence.
Yes, I have one neighbor with a fence and my fence so there is a 12 inch gap between the two.. and it must be that way! The town will tell you exactly. Also be sure to know your boundary lines before putting the fence in the ground.. The neighbor may be fine with it now, but if they sell the house.. Then the next guy may want you off his / her land... all kinds of issues.
Complete your due diligence within your town!