Tree Removal Permits

Most single-family tree removal we see in the City only requires a simple notification to the Development Services Department. To find out if you require either a notification or permit, please see our handout (PDF).

Tree Removal Notification

Simply fill out the last page of the Tree Removal Notification Form (PDF) and submit it to Development Services:

  • Email the document or;
  • Mail or hand deliver the document to:
    Development Services
    1775 12th Avenue NW
    Issaquah, WA 98027 (map)

If you are removing trees under the hazardous exemption, a Tree Removal Permit and an Arborist Report must be included with your notification form.

Tree Removal Permit

If you do not meet the requirements for a tree removal notification, then a permit is required and must be reviewed by the Development Services Department.

Please submit the following:


Note: If a fee applies, it will be assessed at time of permit issuance. See the Land Use Fee Schedule (PDF) (Other section) for current fees.

Additional Resources

Tree Regulations (PDF)

Why Not to Top Trees