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Tree Permit FAQs

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  • Parks & Recreation

    • 01. Do I need to get a tree permit to remove or trim my tree if it’s on my private property?

    • 02. Is there an application fee?

    • 03. Do I need a tree permit to remove or prune a street tree in front of my home or business?

    • 04. What if the tree is an emergency?

    • 05. What if the tree isn’t all the way dead yet?

    • 06. How long does it take to get an approved tree permit?

    • 07. What are mitigation requirements?

    • 08. When do I get my final tree permit?

    • 09. What if my neighbor’s tree is overhanging onto my property and/or causing damage or dropping leaves/branches onto my property?