The following forms can help you with your application.
Dec 18, Seattle Municipal Code requires that all persons who prune and/or remove privately maintained trees within the public right of way area obtain a street use permit. The City Arborist office issues the permit.
Tree removal: Our codes limit the number and size of trees that you are allowed to cut down.
A privately maintained tree is defined as any tree growing within the public right of way area that has not been planted by the City of Seattle nor is on the City’s tree maintenance list to be maintained by the City of Seattle. Under Seattle ordinance #, you must obtain a permit from SDOT before removing any tree on a City right-of-way.
To apply for a removal permit, click here or call TREE3) Private Trees outside of environmentally critical areas. SDCI PERMIT MAY BE REQUIRED. Apr 30, SMCRestrictions on Tree Removal, no longer includes an exemption from the exceptional tree designation or from requirements for tree removal on single-family lots less than 5, square feet.
The exceptional tree rules now apply to all sizes of lots in single-family zones, including the residential small lot category. May 17, Restrictions on tree removal; Requirements for tree replacement; Tree pruning requirements and qualifications for private tree companies; Enforcement & penalties; The code changes provide for protection and preservation of existing, mature trees in order to meet the canopy cover goals of the Urban Forest Management Plan.
On April 19, we amended a subsection of
Because these changes add a new, professional qualification. Seattle Municipal Code The Seattle Municipal Code, often referred to as the SMC, is a classified compilation of the general and permanent ordinances of the City of Seattle. The current SMC is published on the website of our codifier, the Municipal Code Corporation, and is also available in print (updated quarterly) in the City Clerk's Office.