I do apologize for the mistake of location. I checked the Irvington Township WEB site http://www.irvington.net
and was unable to find a reference for Codes Enforcement department who would be able to answer that question for you. I would try giving them a call, if you have not already done so. If they are of no assistance try the Essex County government offices, building department. The main WEB address is http://www.essex-countynj.org.
I would obtain an estimate for removal just to know at least what it would cost if you are responsible for the removal. No doubt you are responsible for the homes driveway portion but the sidewalk is not completely clear.
If this tree is close to the home, or anywhere near where the main home sewer drain line is then you should also be careful of the condition of the sewer line and if the roots have invaded the homes foundation area. Large tree roots can easily damage or destroy sewer lines. The roots may not be an issue at all in these two areas but make sure you ask the Home Inspector about this when you select to inspect the home.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Emmanuel J. Scanlan
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