A Municipal Tree Permit is required before any tree work can be done on public land, boulevards, or parks.
Tree work is described in the following categories:
- low-impact – single tree pruning, for example, re-topping a hedge
- medium-impact – for example, tree removal (small trees) or pruning multiple trees
- high-impact – removal of large tree or multiple trees
Before submitting your application for a Municipal Tree Permit for tree work on public land, you will need to:
- find a tree contractor from the list provided
- obtain a quote and scope of work and include this in your application package. The proposed work should be to ANSI standards.
- obtain neighbourhood approval. Contact your neighbours within a 30-metre radius for low-impact work, 50-metre radius for medium-impact work, or 150-metre radius for high-impact work, and have them sign the neighbourhood consent form. A minimum of 80% of your neighbours needs to approve to work before you can submit your application.
Complete the application form:
Municipal Boulevard Tree Cutting Permit Application
- clearly define the proposed scope of work and include your quote from the tree contractor
- include a sketch or legal plan indicating legal ownership of the trees
- tag all trees being considered for work for inspection by the District Arborist
- include the signed consent forms you obtained from your neighbours. Eighty per cent consent is required to submit your application, if you cannot contact a resident, the District will send a second notification to ensure that all neighbours have been given a chance to comment
- Applications must now be submitted using the Document Upload Centre. Emailed submissions will not be accepted.
In order to use this service, you will require the following:
- A valid email address.
- All application forms, documents, and arborist report must be ready in PDF format.
- The person specified as the applicant on the application form must be the same individual making this online submission.
Ready to submit? Click on the link below
Document Upload Centre
- Once your application has been received and processed, an application fee slip will be emailed to you. This usually takes a couple of days.
Fee: $300 for any pruning work or removal of one tree, plus $100 for each additional tree removal, if applicable.
Application fees are non-refundable.
Pay your invoice online
- The review of a completed application usually takes three to four weeks once all paperwork has been submitted.
- If your application is approved, a permit will be sent directly to the contractor identified on your application.
- You must notify the District at least 48 hours before beginning work. The tree permit must be on-site during the work, and no debris is to be left behind.
- A final inspection of the work must be conducted. Call 604-925-7192 to schedule an inspection.