Zoning & Tree Inspections

Zoning Officer

The Zoning Officer is responsible for the enforcement of the Township’s zoning and property maintenance laws and regulations and the issuance of tree removal permits.

Zoning Permit

A zoning permit is required as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use or the:

  • Alteration
  • Construction
  • Conversion
  • Erection
  • Installation of a structure or building
  • Reconstruction

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Tree Removal


Want to Remove a Tree?  You Need a Permit!

If for anyone wants to remove a deciduous tree over eight inches in diameter or an evergreen tree over six feet tall from a property or right of way, the Township ordinance requires they apply for a permit.  The tree ordinance applies to all properties in the township regardless of where the tree is located: commercial property, private residences, and school properties. 

You can find the application for the permit here:

https://www.berkeleyheights.gov/DocumentCenter/View/841/Tree-Removal-Permit?bidId=

The ordinance is here: https://tinyurl.com/y2gp6apy

Any person violating or causing to be violated any of the provisions this chapter shall be subject to a fine.

Permits must be issued by the Zoning Officer for tree removal on private property for trees 8 inches in caliper or greater. Residents may remove up to three trees in a calendar year at $10 per tree.

Each tree thereafter costs $50 per tree.

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