In most cases, if a tree falls on your property as a result of a natural disaster, the cost of removing the tree and any debris is your responsibility. This should be reported to your homeowner's insurance company, and they will provide guidance on what you should do. Do not assume the County of Fairfax will arrange for tree removal.
Even though the tree may have fallen from Park Authority property, you will need to remove all associated tree debris from the site. Placing any tree debris onto County property is prohibited.
In most cases, the Park Authority will not be responsible for any damages caused by fallen trees either live or dead.
A resident can file a claim at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/riskmgmt/citizenclaims. An investigation will be completed to determine if the County of Fairfax is legally responsible. Filing a claim or investigation of a claim does not constitute an acceptance of any responsibility or obligation on behalf of the County of Fairfax.
If a tree or tree limb from Park Authority property is hanging over your property, the Park Authority does not trim or remove these. Removal of these limbs are your responsibility. Please contact the Park Authority at 703-324-8594, TTY 711 to report any dead trees or those that present a hazard. After hours, please leave a message.