Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

A Tree Removal Permit Application is required to be submitted before trees are removed.  This is for trees on private property, 4” or more in diameter, including dead and storm damaged trees.  Applications are to be accompanied by a survey of the property, marking the trees on the survey.  Also, mark the trees themselves with a ribbon, string, etc. so that Inspectors may inspect before removal.  View this application on our Application & Documents page. For trees on the own Right-of-Way or on Town property, please contact the Department of Public Works at 914-670-3100