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If you are thinking about opening a business in Berkeley Heights, you should first speak with the Zoning Officer. The first step is to obtain Zoning Approval for the type of business that you are looking to open. The Zoning Officer can help with that application and answer any questions specific to the zoning regulations of the Township.
For more information, visit the Zoning webpage.
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Anyone can get a Permit History for any property in Berkeley Heights. A Permit History shows all permits for a property and identifies if (and when) those permits were closed.
Please Note that Berkeley Heights is no longer requiring OPRA requests for permit information. You can now log directly into the SDL portal and extract this information anytime. This portal is located at: http://sdl.town/sdlBrklyHghts . The portal will require you to create an account, but the service is free, and you can log in to access property permit information anytime.
For more information, visit the Building Department webpage.
Prior to selling your home you must obtain a Certificate of Approval for a Smoke Inspection/Fire Extinguisher Inspection. This Certificate is required prior to the Closing. To submit an Online Request visit Fire/Smoke Inspection Application (Required for Change of Occupancy)
The Township of Berkeley Heights does NOT require a CO (Certificate of Occupancy) prior to selling your home.
For more information, visit the Fire Department webpage or contact the Fire Department at 908-464-0800.
Residents must submit an Application for a Block Party.
Applications must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk’s Office at least thirty (30) day prior tothe proposed date of a Block Party in order to be submitted to the Township Council forapproval at the Regular Public Meetings of the Township Council. Failure to timely file anapplication may result in the denial of a request.
Full instructions are available with the online form.
The answer depends on where the tree is/was planted…
If the tree is/was planted on Township property:
The Township will address the issue. Contact the Zoning Officer or Department of Public Works (DPW) and they will address the issue.
If the tree is/was planted on private property:
Regardless of whether you own the tree or your neighbor owns the tree, if it falls on your property, it is your responsibility. The Township is not responsible for maintaining or removing privately owned trees.
For more information, visit the Zoning and Public Works webpages.
If you had your recycling out on time, but it did not get picked up, LEAVE your recycling at the curb. You should call the Recycling Company directly to schedule a “missed pick-up”. You do NOT need to call the Township Offices.
If you had your recycling at the curb as required, the Recycling Contractor will let you know when they can come back. Please note that this will be dependent upon their availability and the day/time that you notify them.
For more information, visit the Public Works / Recycling webpage.
The Township does not contract your garbage hauler. Residents contract directly with the garbage hauler of their choice; therefore, you must reach out to your garbage hauler directly. You should NOT call the Township Offices.
For more information, visit the Public Works webpage.
The Township does not guarantee an annual Bulk Pickup. However, for the past several years it has been offered. The Township works to offer this when they can. It is usually offered in the early Spring with a single pickup per household.