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How far from a property line is required to put up a fence

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how far from a property line is required to put up a fence or tree line
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Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney. I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide you excellent service.
Pennsylvania law does not prohibit placing a fence or tree on the property line itself.
There are statutes regarding shared maintenance and protest of the placement of the fence, but it is not illegal to build an unecroaching fence or treeline. It is, obviously important to work from a current survey.
I hope this is helpful to you.  If you have follow up questions feel free to ask.  It is never a problem.
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