Tree Permits

Do I need a Tree Permit?


In most cases you need a permit to prune or remove a tree in your front yard. A permit is always required to remove, prune or plant a tree near a sidewalk or street. This applies to residents, HOA's and businesses. Your contractor can apply for a permit for you.


How to Get a Permit

1

Find an approved tree contractor

2

Tree contractor applies for a tree permit for you

3

Work Begins after the tree permit is approved

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Contractor Tree Permit Application

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Tree Removal Criteria

A tree removal permit may be issued if one of the following criteria is met: 

  • The tree poses a substantial hazard to people or property
  • The tree is dead, dying or has a short life expectancy
  • The tree is seriously diseased
  • The tree is part of a group that is overcrowded
  • The tree has caused extensive utility damage (sewer, water main, power lines,etc.)
  • The tree has caused extensive concrete or property damage
  • The tree has been damaged to the extent that it cannot be feasibly restored

Resources

50-50 Street Tree Program Information

Approved Street Trees

Tree Permit Application

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