Zoning & Tree Inspections
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.
A zoning permit is required as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use or the:
- Installation of a structure or building
The Municipal Land Use Ordinances define requirements for such items as:
- Set Back
- Swimming Pools
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.
The ordinance is here: Tree Ordinance
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.
Online Tree Removal Request
Please use this link to apply online and select tree: https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/union/berkeleyheightstwp/requests/zoning