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Is there a tree removal fee?
There is no fee to complete a tree removal form to confirm removal of the allotted number of trees allowed to be removed from a single family property. The fee for a tree removal permit – required for removal of trees exceeding your one or five year single family allotment; removal of trees greater than 30 inches; and, for removal of trees on non-single family properties – is $240. The $240 permit fee is due at the time of permit issuance – i.e., there is no application fee to have your tree removal proposal reviewed by the City. If you are required to get a retroactive tree removal permit – that is, if you get an after-the-fact permit for non-emergency tree removal work that has already been completed – then the permit fee is doubled to $480 in addition to any fines or mitigating actions that may be required as part of code enforcement. Also, there is no permit fee for removal or alteration of a hazard tree.

Tree Removal

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. Is there a tree removal fee?
3. Can any tree be removed from my property?
4. How do I know if a tree is located within a critical area, buffer or NGPE or if the tree is otherwise protected?
5. Are all trees regulated and exactly what defines a “tree?”
6. What about hazard trees?
7. Can hazard trees be removed from critical areas?
8. What about emergency situations?
9. Do hazard trees count toward my one and five year tree allowances?
10. How is tree removal on non-single family properties handled?
11. What if I need to remove trees to make way for a home expansion or other development project?
12. What if I want a tree removed from a City ROW or public property?
13. What if I want a tree removed from my neighbor’s property?
14. Are there other regulations pertaining to trees aside from tree removal restrictions?
15. What should I do if I think trees are being removed illegally?
16. What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?
17. What if a tree in or near a power line needs to be trimmed?