What do I do if a tree falls on my property?

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.

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1. How do I know if a property has any open permits?
2. What do I need to do before I sell my home?
3. Do I need a permit to hold a Block Party?
4. What do I do if a tree falls on my property?
5. What do I need to do to open a business in Berkeley Heights?
6. What do I do if my Recycling was NOT picked up?
7. What if my garbage was not picked up?
8. Does Berkeley Heights offer a Bulk Pickup and if so, when is it?