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Tree Removal and Pruning Permits by City

Permitting requirements for tree removals and tree pruning depend on your address. Most tree removals do not require a permit. But in environmentally sensitive areas, like streams, wetlands, or steep slopes, trees need to be declared hazardous by an ISA Certified Tree Risk Assessor and Certified Arborist as part of the permit application. In Seattle, trees of exceptional, or large, size are also protected and require a permit prior to removal. Everett just recently updated their Tree Removal and Pruning in Critical Areas Ordinance to allow for routine view pruning though a permit is still needed.

Call or email us today with your questions about the necessary permitting for your job in your area.

Please note that the pdf's listed here are examples of applications, regulations and municipal code regarding tree removals, protection and permitting available online.