Frequently Asked Questions
From the edge of a wetland, there is a 25 foot setback where nothing may be disturbed without a Wetland permit/EFS permit. Please keep in mind that your property may also have a 100-year floodplain line that encroaches further than the regulated 25 foot environmental setback. Any work proposed within a 100-year floodplain will require a wetland permit.
When do I need a Soil Erosion Permit?
If you are disturbing the soil on your property (other than minor gardening), and the disturbed area is within 500 feet of a lake, stream, wetland, or other water course, or the disturbed area is more than 1 acre in size, a soil erosion permit will be required.
Who is responsible for removal of dead trees on my property?
West Bloomfield Township does not provide a tree removal service. Tree removal, and all expenses are the responsibility of the homeowner. However upon request, a list of tree services in the area are available at Town Hall or online. Tree Service List
Who owns the preservation easement on my property?
It is just that, an easement. The township regulates what type of activities are allowed in that area, but it is the homeowner's responsibility to maintain this property within the guidelines. West Bloomfield Township does not own this property.