Tree Removal Permit

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Tree removal permits are required for the following activities:

  1. Removal of trees greater than ten (10) inches in Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) on any private lands;
  2. Removal of significant trees or street trees greater than twenty-four (24) inches DBH on any public lands or within the public right-of-way.

Applications for tree removal permits between ten inches and less than twenty-four inches DBH on private lands, may be approved over the counter at no cost with a completed tree removal permit application, so long as the applicant agrees to mitigate the removal of each trees via replanting at a 1:1 ratio in accordance with Section 12.36.085.

Applications for tree removal permits twenty-four inches DBH and larger shall be reviewed and approved by the tree permit administrator pursuant to Section 12.36.080 of the City Municipal Code. 

It shall be the responsibility of all licensed tree cutters or any other person who is removing the tree to have a copy of the applicable tree permit, a valid City business license and any required state licenses in his or her possession and available for inspection upon request.

Tree Removal Permit Application

Tree Removal Ordinance

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus) - Exempt from Permit Requirements

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